Dreams Found

There’s been a great culling of late. Several bloggers who I know and love have gone silent, their lives having risen up and reminded them of what they truly love. For many of us this is true. It’s what life does. We get all lost in the broiling, churning fervor to be something… Someone who […]

The Magic of What You Love: From Shit-Shoveling to Changing the World

When you love something, believe in it, and understand how it has the power to make the world more beautiful and good, magic happens. Life is so full of dirt and shit, we forget that even shit-shoveling is great when you’re having fun. The point is not to justify the trenches you have to dig. […]

Of Work and Love: In The Ancestral Mating Ground of Stupid Myths

In life, important goals and emotions are the ancestral mating ground for bull shit. This is why there are so many songs about falling in love, dating, and breaking up, and so few songs about what it is like to wake up next to someone who you have been married to for 30 years. Everyone […]

Play: The Fountain of Productivity

I would like to tell you that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Except I only tried that once, and I didn’t catch any flies at all. So it’s not the most meaningful example. Instead, think of shopping with friends. Hiking in beautiful mountains. Swimming at the beach. Staying up late […]

Why You Do It Matters

There was a line on the McDonald’s job application last time I applied, after the personality test that asks eight times if you are always happy. Why do you want to work here? It’s clear that you will need a reason besides “I’m hungry and want money.” I think that line sums up the problem […]

A plan to do work you love and why we forgot what matters.

Someday my eight-month-old will grow up and have to pay bills. I have a plan to make that suck less. I’m going to need your help though. I want us to make a world where the work we do is taken for granted as something that is fulfilling. Where work is something we enjoy, that […]