13. Slow Down

Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves. Like momentary lapses of sanity. They are too few and far between these days. I’ve been desynchronizing of sorts. I’ve been on a low dose of Zoloft for about two years now. Gaining 20 lbs (which is a side effect), I decided to ween myself off over a few weeks. Then I realized why I was on it. Bill,

8. Drift

Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism. I don’t do this enough anymore. I don’t do this at all. I want to do it again in Paris. I want to hear the hum of the scooters, the smell of good food. I live in the Fan. It’s a historical district lined with row houses from the turn of the century. It’s great for wondering. The alleyways

7. Study

A studio is a place of study. Use the necessity of production as an excuse to study. Everyone will benefit. Yes. Agreed. I don’t have anything else here. No, that’s a cop out. I have two places of study. My home office and my porch. My porch which needs some love, and my office is suffering from neglect. Therefore, it is necessary for me to rectify the situation utilizing my

6. Capture Accidents

The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question. Collect wrong answers as part of the process. Ask different questions. My job is my captured accident. It was known to me as the place where “creative goes to die.” I said countless times, “I will never work there.” Then one afternoon, I started to panic. I dug through my contacts and sent a reluctant email. Two

5. Go Deep

The deeper you go the more likely you will discover something of value. Must fight brain… oh my god, I want to make so many potty humor cracks here, but I have to stop myself. Of course, I could also go the football route since the SuperBowl was last night. Bill made a seven layer dip last year. As part of his “going deep” he decided to turn it into