How to be creative

I love Scott Berkun and he hits it out of the park with this post on how to be creative: The biggest difference between you and Picasso, or Einstein, or whoever your heroes are is that they out work you. They spend more time in front of a canvas, or guitar, or computer, working away […]

So Long Covey

The economist has a fitting obituary for Stephen Covey: Mr Covey argued that personal character, purpose and self-discipline were what mattered. I couldn’t agree more.

Imaginary Sea

I’m reviving my writing and artistic career starting with this poem and illustration. Sometimes my mind wanders when I’m sitting in the backyard…

Why CrossFit Works

At the beginning of the year, I made the classic New Year’s resolution to “Get in Shape”. And as everyone who’s made that resolution knows, keeping with a new workout program for the first few weeks is easy. The hard part comes in sticking with it month after month as the enthusiasm fades and the […]

Everything I need to know, I learned from the Stoics

The Stoics get a bum rap. There’s just no other way to say it. They seem to be remembered by history as the Spocks of the Roman Empire — all logic and no emotion. But they stood for so much more. For those of you that don’t remember your high school history class, the Stoics […]