Week in Review: March 8-15

Our attempt at making our own play dough

This is the second installment in my path to enlightenment via the Five Karate Moves to Success. Maybe enlightenment is overselling it a bit. This is just my review of the previous week, which highlights my attempts to follow the framework of the Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion show. This week I tried to […]

My Switching to Dvorak Experiment: Week 1, Ooph

Dvorak Typing Speed Week One

Well, I’ve been playing around with switching from a Qwerty to Dvorak keyboard for about a week now, and I think the results speak for themselves. I’m just not certain what they’re saying yet. In my unscientific, 3 min typing test, I’m currently at a little over 10% of my Qwerty speed (about 80-85 on this […]

Writer’s Block: How to move beyond “I don’t know what to write.”

Journal open to a blank page with pen ready to write

I don’t know what to write. I don’t know what to write. I don’t know what to write. This is how my writing sessions usually begin, unless I am already in the middle of a project. It’s how this started. Usually, I go back and take that out once I’ve picked up a little steam. […]

Dvorak Experiment Week 0: I Contain Multitudes

Dvorak keyboard layout, image from wikipedia

I recently (like just a few days ago recently) wrote about how Qwerty vs Dvorak isn’t really a productive discussion when it comes to writing. Because typing is only one, somewhat insignificant aspect of the process, if you even type at all. But then I wrote yesterday about the Five Karate Moves for Success, and […]

Week in review (March 1-7) : Five Karate Moves to Success

Still from Parks and Recreation Season 7 Episode 10 from NBC

A few weeks ago, Parks and Recreation dedicated an entire episode of its final season to Andy Dwyer’s cable network kids show, The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show! If you don’t know what any of that means, it’s okay. Just know that a) Parks and Rec was great, and you should check it out at some […]

Money, Mastery, Meaning: What’s your compensation?

Fingers snapping in dark, Courtesy of Alicja Colon from Unsplash.com

I recently listened to an interview with Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise and author of A Pencil and a Promise, and among the many great details and stories he had about starting a successful nonprofit organization (or for-purpose as the kids are calling it these days), one thing rang particularly true to me. […]