There I stood, electric hedge trimmers in one hand and a ninety-nine-foot extension cord in the other. On the ground in front of me lay a one-foot extension cord. At this moment I had three items that were essentially useless. There was the hedge trimmer … Continue readingThe 99 Foot Extension Cord
For this week’s Sunday Improv Experiment I will be taking sets of three random words from creativitygames.net, saying what it makes me think of, and then writing a bit of the story behind it. I will state word 1 + word 2 + word 3 from … Continue readingImprovised Snippets from a Random Word Generator
Today we moved our beds from where we were living with my mother in law, down the road five minutes to our new rental house. It will be our first night sleeping in our new home. All day long I could feel the pull of both … Continue readingWhat day is it and where do I live?
I learned about GOTE in my freshman year of college as I was studying theatre. GOTE, which stands for “Goal, Obstacle, Tactics, and Expectation”, is an acronym devised by Robert Cohen and was introduced as a way to approach playing a character and telling great … Continue readingDid someone get your GOTE?
It is 9:22 PM on my longest workday this week and I have officially run out of steam. My evening writing time was used up trying to fix the Internet which went down a few hours ago. I am now on my phone’s internet which, … Continue readingI will not… break… the chain…
When a company, team, or individual goes about creating a strategy, they like to have as close to a full picture as possible of all the details to give themselves the best chance of heading in the right direction. But what about times when you … Continue readingMaking tough decisions with Frog DNA
There are times when a hurting or broken relationship could be restored with a simple apology. There are moments when saying, “thank you” for help received, could strengthen trust, and foster a new connection with another. It is in these times that we must make … Continue readingWe would rather be right than be healthy
I began this post with the intention of talking about my new /now page on jimkarwisch.com, where I now list everything that my life is about at this moment. I did a quick hop over to google to find out more about the /now movement and … Continue readingA Trail of Intentionality
For today’s improv experiment, I am grabbing twelve random words from https://www.randomlists.com/random-words and I will then write a poem using the words in order, one per line. Wish me luck… The beauty’s eyes were nearest a copper shade My presence in her house I tried to … Continue reading“The Most Beastly Excuse” – An Improvised Poem
Months ago, my wife and my mother in law disappeared to Scotland for a near-two-week vacation tour. They saw many sights, met many interesting people, and got to meet my spirit animal – the Highland Cow aka the Hairy Coo. Of course, I didn’t know … Continue readingHave you heard of the Hairy Coo?