Frictionless Freelancing

I wrote another book. This one is really close to my heart, if that makes a difference. I’m a freelance graphic designer by day, though I dabble in a few other side projects from time to time. I am proud to admit, though, that I’m a damn good freelancer. Over the...

Entitlement

There’s been a lot of bitter chatter online lately. People are complaining about a multitude of things. The iPhone 5 is not as exciting as some people would have hoped. The new Mumford & Sons album is too much like their first album and lacks something new...

Beer Apps for the iPhone

I grew up with parents that discouraged the drinking of beer. For the most part, I just accepted that it wasn’t the beverage for me, and so I stuck to my soda (“pop” as we Midwesterners called it). In college I had my first real encounter with beer,...

Master & Commander

In order to master your life, you must master your week. In order to master your week, you must first master your day. It sounds a bit like something Yoda would say, I’ll give you that. But these are words to live by, trust me on this. If I was asked to boil down all...

How I Write

I get asked a lot how I managed to write an entire novel. The world is full of would-be bloggers, penning 400 word posts. There are fewer professional writers online who crank out a lot more. Heck, some of my favorite pieces are the ones by Shawn Blanc that get into...

Courage & Failure

I don’t know anyone who loves to fail. They exist, sure. But I think we tend to call those people defeatists, or fatalists, or something else that invokes a depressive notion. The hard reality is that failure waits out there for all of us, like a prowling lion that...