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Blog Move

Hi everyone,

This will be the last post on this site.  I’ve migrated my blog to I hope you’ll stop by.

In case you having noticed, my blog is a little different than much of what is out there.  There is value in the short-form blogs written quickly and updated often. Lots of smart people write those kinds of blogs.  And yet, in our disposable culture, where the new and the quick take precedence over the timeless and the true,  there is something to be said for in-depth writing that emerges from more deliberation. Those are the kinds of posts I like to write, but they do take a little longer to produce.

I aim to have a new post every month, but some of them take longer to write than others.  That’s why I encourage you to sign up to get my posts by email.  You can do that by clicking here.
My blog isn’t for everyone, but it has been meaningful to a select group of creative, thoughtful souls, and I’ve grown as a person by writing it.  I would be honored if you’d join us.
As always, thanks for reading and God bless.

(Somewhat) Unnecessary Creating

This time, it’ll be short.  I’m generally a long-form kind of guy.  Not because I think I am worthy of more of your time.  No.  I just don’t know how to convey my ideas in short, but effective, bursts.  I admire those who can.  It is an art.

Anyway, I have projects to finish, so I have to keep it brief.  Writing a long piece is satisfying in some ways but exhausting in others, for me and also for you, I think.  None of that today.

<i> Rain, Steam and Speed </i> by J.M.W. Turner, 1844

Rain, Steam and Speed by J.M.W. Turner, 1844

I’m going to donate the extra time that comes with writing a shorter post to some unnecessary creating, design stuff probably.  Todd Henry talks about the importance of unnecessary creating at the Accidental Creative.

He explains it better than I do, but here’s my take: it’s about creating stuff for the celebration of the thing itself, whether or not doing so has any long-term benefits.  Now that I think about it, that’s what gets me excited about writing and sketching and playing with videos and graphics, when I’m not worried about finding work or gaining respectability or finding validation.

It’s my small way of being a little less corporate today.  I’m going to play with stuff that I don’t have to do in a strictly business sense, but on the other hand, it’s something I absolutely need to do.  Do you know what I mean?