I’ve been nervous about my second ever standup performance all week. Funny how all the nerves went away and were replaced with a sense of gratitude and energy as soon as I stepped on stage and asked the crowd “do you all want to get weird?”

Wait, I’m supposed to sit around until Wednesday night to hear the Kraken’s picks? In this Economy???? 🏒

I asked @ChrisJWilson about the Power of Standing in Circles.

Tired: Go Fast, Break Things.
Wired: Go Fast, Learn Things.
Expired: Go Fast (alone), Horde Things.
Inspired: Go Far (together), Learn and Share Things.

I was going to update this sketchnote digitally. To clean it up and play with some colors and lettering. Now I think I’ll just let it be. Analog is fun. This is from the wonderful book Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks.

Five minutes ago.

Just sent off my latest email, Working with the garage door up.

Someone else’s joy

Feeling joy based on someone elses joy.

What music are you listening to? I need some new tunes.

It terrifies me so I think I have to do it.

I’m working to do more “working with the garage door open” sessions. Feel free to join in if you’re interested in Animation, Procreate.app, or hanging out in a creative space. lu.ma/zuyqx0dc

I tried an interesting thought experiment called 12 Favorite problems. Would this be helpful for you?

Looking for some laughs in Portsmouth NH this summer? There are three total performances with some damn funny and very awesome people. I’m performing a 5 minute standup set on July 26. 2 for 1 beers after the shows as well! All the details here

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I wrote about Soup. When I got up today I didnt think I’d use Soup as a metaphor, but you never know where the day will take you!

Currently reading and sketchnoting Storyworthy. I’m about half way through and finding it to be a great read. It’s about telling personal stories, like you’d hear at The Moth or other storytelling event. But it has useful models and practices for all kinds of storytelling.

Come hear me talk more about a silly mindfulness exercise I’ve dubbed the funkbuster

Sometimes solving a problem is a problem

Understanding the people who are impartant to your project with the consultants best friend.

Don’t say “just”, backstage and onstage, and Picasso… huh?

Can one use a team focused software development framework in their own personal creative work? I think it’s worth a try.

I was asked what’s the best way to get started with sketching and animation. Here is my reply

Removing a folder from the sidebar in 1writer deletes the folder from the disk. It doesn’t just remove it from the sidebar. The bad news is that I lost all my notes in my “Second Brain” folder. The good news is I learned how to restore from iCloud. Whew