Reinvention, David Bowie, and Reinvesting Experience Into Creativity

Out of any characteristic I admire in people, it’s reinvention I tend to admire most. Adapting your work or your surroundings or your output in some way that honors where and who you have been and doesn’t lose sight of who you are at your core yet allows you to keep trying new things — Read more about Reinvention, David Bowie, and Reinvesting Experience Into Creativity[…]

After 12.5 Years in Nashville

It’s time. I’ve sold my car and a third of my belongings (and donated another third to Goodwill) and now I’ve sold my house and I’m officially on my way from Nashville to New York City. If my quick mental tally is anywhere close, I’ve moved at least 30 times. Four metropolitan areas in four states. Five metro areas if you Read more about After 12.5 Years in Nashville[…]

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Keep Calm and…

The variations on “Keep Calm and Carry On” got worn out and became repetitive and tedious some time back. (My own personal flavor is “Keep Calm and Pet a Kitty.”) But the message in the words taken from the original British wartime poster, now removed from the cultural context that may have made it relevant, don’t resonate with me Read more about Keep Calm and…[…]

Notes on paper vs. notes on laptop: which is better?

Our lives are busy, so people love to talk about productivity and what “life hack” saves them a few minutes or makes their lives incrementally better, and since meetings are a fact of most people’s lives, it’s easy to find varied opinions on the best approach to note-taking. This article, The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking, published Read more about Notes on paper vs. notes on laptop: which is better?[…]

Gaining Years and Remaining Relevant

I’m not a creature of routine, but I do frequent a particular coffee shop in my neighborhood, partly because the five-minute walk there and back is such a perfect length for getting out of my own head and feeling refreshed. But I decided to try out a different coffee shop this morning because I felt like it would Read more about Gaining Years and Remaining Relevant[…]