Week in review: March 16-22

Despite it raining all of my life this week, I feel like it was a pretty decent one. Here’s my breakdown of how I managed the Five Karate Moves to Success. Make Something I finished building Melanie’s website this week, and I feel pretty good about it even though it could still use some work. […]

Audience and Embarassment: Sometimes It’s Best to Pretend You’re Alone

Bike on its side.

Walking with Theo and Rory, I approached a young kid, eight or nine, having a blast on a razor scooter. I know, I didn’t realize they were still around either. He was pumping along until he built up enough speed to blast though the puddles accumulated next to the curb, spraying miniature wakes across the […]

Thoughts from Theo: Let’s Bring in the Sky

Photo of mountains and sky with castle. Courtesty of Splitshire.com

 The other day Theo and I were heading inside after a nice time playing in the backyard. We were gathering all the toys that we didn’t want to leave in the elements (stuffed animals, wooden cars, etc.), and I asked him, “What else should we bring inside?” His response: “The sky.” The kid has some pretty […]

Josh Shares A Crappy First Draft: Weird

Primate screaming. Courtesy of New Old Stock Photography

One of the secrets to good writing is crappy writing, specifically crappy first drafts. Rough drafts are one thing, but crappy drafts are golden because they allow us to set low expectations. They remove some of the pressure of hitting the blank page with quality writing. They also get us into the right headspace for […]

Comments and Listening: How to Show You’re Not Paying Attention

A person yelling into a tin can with a string attached

Do you ever find yourself reading through the comments on a YouTube video or blog post? Sometimes I feel like every other comment should start with, “I didn’t actually watch your video, but…” because so many commenters (even excluding those that are clearly spam) don’t seem to have been looking at the same content I […]