Work

Zen Art Aesthetic

There are some common elements in Zen art that I find in my own work: attempting to achieve or express more through less, for example, or the exploration of artificial spatial constructs. I think the core of these aesthetics is an interplay between the experienced...

Ensō, Zen, and Me

I did not publish Ensō on a whim, and I reflected on the impacts of publishing it long before I wrote a single line of code. I'd like to share why I ultimately decided to go ahead with creating it (and publishing it), but before I do, I'd like to express my sincere...

Disney should remake “The Sword in the Stone”

I recently rewatched the Disney movie, The Sword in the Stone, with my two partners. It's old and a classic, I guess, but I had a big problem with it... The ending was dumb. The rest of the movie was silly, but the ending really misses the mark for modern audiences....

I’m Not Fast

I'm a much faster thinker than doer. Lots of times, I feel like I can't keep up with my thoughts. I forget the exact metaphor Buddhists use for a wild mind, but it's something involving a large and dangerous mammal. They might refer to it as a raging, wild elephant or...

Announcing TokenScope.org

I recently started making non-fungible tokens, (NFTs) on the Ethereum blockchain. There's a whole ecosystem for them, and most of the tools / sites that let you interact with them are visual-heavy. That makes sense; Cryptokitties and Punks were some of the first...

Infinite Vampire

I released my first series of novels in 2017 a series called "infinite vampire". I invested a lot of money, time, and effort into the book's creation. I had high hopes for how sales would perform, and delusions of how I would be a breakout novelist. Unfortunately my...

Freestyle Haiku

Back in 2010, I went through an extraordinarily painful event. My high school sweetheart and I, who had gotten married in 2003, split up and got a divorce. In the beginning of that painful process, my emotions were difficult to understand and control, and they had a...

My Author Platform 2.0

I recently decided to rebuild my website and platform. I had been using a simple WordPress site and had been paying a significant monthly fee for an email list management / bulk sending provider. I have a hosting plan and I can install WordPress on my sites, so...

Why my First Newsletter (and platform) Failed

Back in 2017 I launched my first platform. I had websites prior to that, but a platform can be so much more. Basically a system of integrated tools that provide certain services to me and my audience, a platform is where I can highlight my creative / professional work...