Parallel Tracks

Parallel Tracks

Every move for the past 20 years or so has had me going through boxes, thinning the archives and determining what is worth keeping. Every move means reviewing more and more horrible work from the early stages of my art direction career. Why was I saving that flyer?...
I, Podcaster

I, Podcaster

I have been remiss in updating new episodes for Turning This Car Around. Without further ado, here are the last several episodes: I’m having a blast doing this show and I look forward to recording every week. I have found an outlet for something that I love...
Freeway Light

Freeway Light

Taken on the drive to see my mom in the hospital. News: she can walk, albeit very slowly. She’ll be in physical therapy awhile. From not able to stand upright a week ago to this morning? Miracle of medicine. Thank you for all of your kind wishes (public and...
Tree About to Wake

Tree About to Wake

My mom was taken to the hospital in extreme pain and spent the night under observation. I’m headed back to the hospital, but it looks like she’s going to be ok. I spent most of yesterday afternoon and all of the evening at the hospital with my mom. My...
Dropping Off

Dropping Off

I’ve been catching up on Louie episodes as I work, at least waist deep, in various Keynote decks. One of the episodes from season 2, “Country Drive”, features footage shot inside a car with Louis CK driving and his two daughters in the backseat....
Messing with Texas

Messing with Texas

I’ve been reading The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida, which has been an interesting book. In it, the author states that a man needs other men to continually challenge him: Good friends should not tolerate mediocrity in one another. If you are at your...

Firsts

Last night was the first night with the girls at my place. I was so nervous and so hopeful that they would feel comfortable here. Especially Leta, because she’s old enough to establish memories of this time. I can’t recall a non-holiday or non-birthday...

Yes, I’m Currently in a Trial Separation

Things have changed between Heather and I me. This is true. They needed to change. I recognize that. I’ve felt that we were headed in the wrong direction, but I have allowed other issues to block me pushing for the changes. I’m not sure that I have the...

Tip Toe Ballet

I cannot escape the feeling that no matter what I do or say today, tomorrow or the immediate future, it will be the exact wrong thing. Not only that, but it will do more damage than I could ever possibly intend. It’s this walk across the tops of eggshells that...