As I was watching my five-year-old today, I saw him react with surprise at his own success during an outdoor activity. We had driven 30-minutes to a state park in Georgia where volunteers had set up lots of outdoor stations. Canoe rides, archery, BB guns, … Continue readingDo you allow room to surprise yourself?
Have you ever become hyper-aware of a particular muscle group in your body? I have. Around 8:00 pm last night I started being acutely aware of my forearms. Here’s what I have been doing differently for the last week: Typing more and using my mouse … Continue readingA Freakish Finding Following a Forearm Failure of Flow
If we are focusing on intentional interactions with others, it is necessary for us to know what it would look like to succeed at intentionality and what it would look like were we to fail. Today we add the concept of The Crab Mentality. Crab mentality, … Continue readingThe Crab Mentality
My wife and I were finishing up the last of our move from living with family to our new rental home just five minutes down the road. We ran out of boxes and were getting the last items by shoving them into black plastic garbage … Continue readingThe Stigma of a Black Plastic Garbage Bag
As I was searching for a way to trade services or barter with those in my community, I found a site called Simbi. The name is a reference to Symbiotic Relationships: Symbiotic relationships are a special type of interaction between species. Sometimes beneficial, sometimes harmful, … Continue readingSymbiotic Reciprocal Services on Simbi
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…