The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.
You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.
Good Memories from the Badlands
Photos from my trip to Killdeer and Medora in Western North Dakota.
Passion and Humility
Some thoughts on passion and humility.
Cringe Bassist Ryan Butcher has died.
Good Times or Better Stories
Random stories about some funny events in my life. Some became funny after the fact.
My Wife Likes it Hot
A little story about when my wife made things a little too hot.
Autodesk Moving to Rental-Only for Software
How a company made for artists is pushing a policy that promotes more starving artists instead of thriving artists
Autodesk is now making plans to stop selling perpetual licenses and move all future business to a rental-only model.
2013 in Review
Newsletter about 2013, including various losses in our family and other news.
Essays on perplexing and amazing aspects of reality that are often unintuitive.
Infinity, for the Mind and Body
A short discussion on infinities.
It's Time for Artists to Send a Message
Critical discussion on software companies fleecing artists and consumers.