After two and a half years of writing and rewriting, editing and re-editing, I am thrilled to have my two books out in the world! With a Good Heart: A Walk From LA to Brooklyn and Imagine the Sea: One Hundred Poems From a Long Walk (a companion book of poetry) are available for purchase! Please consider buying them through the publisher’s website. Though you can find my … Continue reading BUY BOOKS HERE!
DAY 5 I like making stickers then sticking them all over town. Any flat surface will do, though I tend to be a back-of-sign and not-on-private-property guy. I’ve gotten pretty good at it, too. I used to wait until the sun went down and my heart would race as I rushed to peel the back, stick it on, and erratically flatten out the air bubbles. … Continue reading Every Street Spokane: Days 6-10
DAY 1 On March 4, 2021, I began walking all the streets in Spokane. Left from my apartment on West First Avenue and walked, my back to the sun, toward Brown’s Addition, the oldest neighborhood in town. I was excited to get this project underway. Brown’s Addition’s spacious and ornate architecture tells the story of its original residents. This is obviously where the money lived. … Continue reading Every Street Spokane: Days 1-5
“The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.” — Carrot Quinn When I read this line, I write it down on an index card and tape it to the wall facing my desk. Every morning I wake up before the sun, do some yoga, then belly up to my laptop and write until it’s time to go to work. Between thoughts, … Continue reading How I Do Everything
This year I read 34 books. I was hoping for more (like, closer to 50), but over the summer I traded my reading time for an abundance of quarantine running and biking and got in the best shape of my 40s. I also wrote a couple books this year. So maybe 34 books in the bag ain’t too shabby after all. Overall, there were some … Continue reading Books Read in 2020
Hello there. Right now I am in the midst of a 2 week vacation. And though it feels like I’ve barely started, I’m already 5 days into it. I’m doing my best to prolong the time off—waking up earlier than usual and trying to fill every hour with projects and chores needing attention. So far I’ve made zero progress on the main items on my … Continue reading What’s Important? You.
Ten years ago I took a leave of absence from my 9-5. I was tired of the factory hours and exhausting office drama. I was tired of feeling like my life, my happiness, was inextricably weaved into my j-o-b. I needed to put my energies elsewhere for a while and see what happened. For 5 months I focused full-time on all the things I’d otherwise … Continue reading Little Secret Love Art
When I said yes to an employment opportunity in Spokane, I wasn’t seeking a reason to move or close my consulting agency. I adored where I lived and my business was doing just fine. Better still, I was happy. I was making money doing what I truly loved to do—training teams, developing people, and brainstorming innovative futures. But after a long-term on-site gig with a … Continue reading Behind My Mask
What did you do today that matters? Did you spend time listening? Maybe offer up a complimentary comment to a stranger? Did you remind someone how much you appreciate them? Love them? Did you take a deep breath and feel your lungs inflate, then allow your shoulders to relax as you exhaled? What did you do? If you didn’t do anything yet, there’s still time. … Continue reading Your Story