• a minor commitment – three things: one – three things: two Enjoyment1 – a walk in the park – beautiful weather – an early start – a park – a snack Books2 – a decision pre-made – a collection pre-created…

  • a minor commitment – three things: one Basement Cleaning Activity1 – Loud children’s music by the brilliant Justin Roberts provided the soundtrack – Simple objectives for my little helpers (e.g. these in the box; these on the table; these in…

  • a minor commitment Breakfast1 – The coffee was strong – We arose to bright sunshine – We were up earlier than usual – There was laughter and smiles Data2 – We put in the work — when it didn’t make…

  • It is astounding how simple it can be to cultivate happiness. Each time I encounter another way to increase happiness and improve well-being I am awed by the simplicity of the action required and the largess of the result. Dr. Seligman,…

  • It would probably be beneficial to copy the idea motivated by the image linked below. The individual has selected and photographed meaningful combinations of his clothing. While I’m not particularly vain, it is clear that engaging with my wardrobe would…

  • I was born between the first & second World Wars. I sold newspapers for my family but was fired when I created too many paper hats. My soul occasionally rises and falls with the sounds of the ocean which carried…

  • The Goodbye Letter Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I’ve finally built up the resolve and made a decision that has been a very long time coming: I’m done. I’ve long considered Facebook to be not much more useful…

  • Two years ago I threw some money at an idea. The idea was big: raise $11,000 to hire an orchestra to record some music. The music was in the public domain — Mozart, Beethoven, etc. — but recordings of it…

  • If you’re not already aware of my #2510s project I’ll give you a brief recap: I wrote 25 ten-minute plays over the summer of 2011 and released them on the web. Each of 20 of the 25 plays were rewritten…

  • So I started a little project. I use the term “little” because that is how it appears to most outside observers. To me it is far larger than a “little” project. I can count the days and hours spent on…

  • The Inspiration Pop marketing guru extraordinaire Seth Godin had a marvelous post recently. It was titled Time for a workflow audit, but the relatively short tidbit inside sparked a moment of self-reflection on my part. By the way, if you’re…

  • To revise, or not to revise, that is the Question Last semester I penned a play called The Decision and asked for comments from a variety of sources (including in the comments of this website). The comments did not flood…

  • Recently I received a question from a former student and friend that highlights the confusion concerning copyright law and the various types of Creative Commons licenses. I wrote about the Creative Commons license I choose to use in a previous…

  • People have been asking… “Why are you not using copyright” or “why would you let people copy your stuff?” Well, I am using copyright (despite my opinion of it) because Creative Commons is a copyright license and it is my…

  • The Decision to be Produced As luck would have it a little play of mine (at present titled The Decision) has been selected for a production in the RROAPS one-act festival at Texas Tech for the coming Spring. Perhaps it…

  • Each Spring Texas Tech University does something wonderful: they produce a handful of original, student written, 10 minute plays. RROAPS (or Raider Red’s One-Act Play Spectacular if you prefer) is this amazing event. At first I thought that I wouldn’t…

  • I’m currently working on a 10-minute play. I’ve been inspired by directing a short(ish) play for RROAPS, starting to sharply focus on my dissertation (involving playwriting process), and also reading Perfect 10: Writing and Producing the 10-Minute Play by Gary…