Budgeting your Passions: a hobbyist's guide to money - a metaphor

Budgets are lame. My family has a budget where we allot funds per month towards bills, groceries, etc. Definitionally lame. That is not what this post is about. Well, not entirely. This post is about a budget philosophy for personal expenses: budgeting your passions. It’s particularly how you can leverage a budget for personal expenses…Continue Reading “Budgeting your Passions: a hobbyist’s guide to money”

Be Creative Every Day - a metaphor

Let’s talk about breaking inertia. A lot of people want to start a creative pursuit, or just be more creative in general. They want to write a story, paint a picture, learn an instrument, etc. The problem, at least most of the time, is fitting these pursuits into our daily lives. They seem to fall…Continue Reading “Be Creative Every Day: & a list to help you get started”

The Marination Method: In Defense of Procrastination - a metaphor

The other day I was reading the book, Original: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant. It’s a pretty good time if you have 300 pages to kill. In it, he has a great chapter on procrastination. The short story is that some of the most original ideas and inventions emerged out of procrastination….Continue Reading “The Marination Method: In Defense of Procrastination”

A Note on Minimalism in the Pursuit of Process - a metaphor

In February of 2000, the small wooden house I shared with 2 college friends burnt to the ground. Went up like a matchbook. My clothes, my furniture, my bitchin’ CD collection full of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Nirvana, and Juliana Hatfield – gone. A pile of guitars, some sweet amps – gone. Hell, I think…Continue Reading “A Note on Minimalism in the Pursuit of Process”