Creative Moments / ‘Pistachio’

It’s really interesting to me how creative impulses can arrive in little, concentrated spurts. This is how ideas usually manifest themselves to me, and when they do, I like to grab ahold and just go with it. The past few days I was feeling kinda dry, creatively. Happens every once in awhile and to be honest- provides me with some dark moments. The good thing is that when I experience a period like this, it often means that my inspiration will pick up in a day or so. If I time things right, I can get some really good stuff

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Progress on Shudderflowers

Work on the upcoming release by An Early Morning Letter, Displaced entitled “Shudderflowers” is proceeding much more quickly than anticipated. If things continue to come together in such a timely fashion, the new release will see the light of day before this year comes to a close. Shudderflowers Fever-Drenched and Burning I Am Consumed Fearless Waning Flower Searching, Lost Beneath White Stones A Cleansing of Bones Where Dead Girls Lie Alice (the bones) Drowning Past The Sky Threadbare

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Stretching Oneself Too Thin?

I’ve been running this weblog for a few years now and find myself contributing to more than just one… http://blogs.adobe.com/educationleaders/ and http://ctl.du.edu/techblog/ are some other weblogs that I contribute to. Not to mention Twitter. I’m beginning to question whether or not things are getting too cloudy for me. Maybe I need some new direction. Maybe I should just hunker down and complete Shudderflowers. There are a lot of things that I find myself wondering after, lately.

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Creativity and Inspiration, Removed from Oneself, Finding Balance

I’ve always been the sort of person who tries to create in a vacuum. I prefer isolation and solitude when working on creative projects and have normally shied away from the involvement of others. This is very different, of course, from many of the development projects I work on with a team, and is one of the main differences for me between personal, creative projects and for-hire consulting jobs or my regular employment. I’m beginning to question the wisdom of this, however. Every once in awhile, a person needs some outside inspiration. Aside from some Divine Muse delivered directly from

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Experimenting with Twitter, Again

The last time I messed around with Twitter was mid-2007. I basically used it to post little status updates a-la Facebook and experimented with the (then) newly released ActionScript 3 API. About a month into it, I got tired, deleted my account, and haven’t touched it since. Now, all of a sudden, the US media is talking about Twitter as if it was some grand, new technology. They are, in general, freaking out about it. This gave me the idea last night to begin subverting the service in some experimental way. A person is supposed to use it to provide

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2008 Year End Analysis

So, another year gone… I’m going to be looking back at my previous years analysis and building off of that. Again, this is more of a historical record for myself than anything else. My daughter, Paige, is still great. I am astounded by all that she says and does and wonder if she might be some rare prodigy. I suppose all fathers do think in this way but, my goodness, she is astounding. I was hoping we would have another on the way by now- no such luck. Work is still great. I’ve been very busy but my position is

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MAX: San Francisco is Humid

I arrived yesterday afternoon at San Francisco International. Took the BART to Powell and checked in at the Marriott. Pretty tired after the flight from Denver. SF is like Boulder on steroids crack in terms of the atmosphere and unexpectedly very hot and humid. I was going to take my longcoat but chose a small jacket instead. Even that is too much. I ate at the Marriott steakhouse restaurant- which being a vegetarian isn’t my first choice- but the food was excellent. Had a “Salt-encrusted Baked Potato” and a salad. Great potato! Then I pretty much crashed for the evening.

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