In community, we find ourselves. Alone, we recall who we miss. It’s our exchanges with others, not merely of goods and services, but of moments of presence and connection that tell us who we are. Introspection shouldn’t be confused with isolation. The most dedicated monk, if they know what they’re doing, ‘disregards all worldly possessions’ […]Read more "We find ourselves in the presence of others"
You don’t. You write it. Every day. Or every Tuesday. Doesn’t matter, as long as you write. And if people know who you are, they’ll read it. And if you’re even an okayish writer, they’ll read it. And even if you write about pasta one day and crypto the next, they’ll read it. Or perhaps […]Read more "Marketing your blog or your newsletter:"
Your chance to connect with someone reach out show them you care be willing to listen, carefully laugh at your mistakes (and correct them) hold yourself accountable expose yourself to different views take on the burden of intentional naivete learn graphic design, microphone and camera basics create something special in real time play around in […]Read more "Where’s your podcast?"
It’s almost as if imagination is the wrong word for itself. Imagining goes beyond conjuring up images displayed on the LCD screen of our minds. Imagination is thinking about patterns of behavior, which we can’t help but imitate because that’s what we do. And what we do builds up who we are, who we become. […]Read more "Is imagination inseparable from action?"
Though the main character still lives in a pineapple under the sea, the first episode of SpongeBob is incomparable to the latest. (Long, but relevant tangent: I mean the last episode of the last real season – season 3. Episodes beyond that are ‘over evolved’, a parody of itself. It’s the ‘Zombie Simpsons’ Phenomena, aka […]Read more "On the future and evolution of The Penguin Latte Podcast"
Adding timestamps. Rendering. Coming up with a title. Making a design, with the right resolution, file size and extension. Scheduling the post for 5 AM every Monday and Friday on WordPress, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Reaching out to people. Letting them know you care about them and their work and you’d be thrilled to have a […]Read more "Moving the needle"
‘What do you enjoy most about being alive?’ Lately I’ve become obsessed with asking people this question on my podcast. I don’t know where the question came from, or why I thought of it. It’s an unusual question to be asked, for most people, because it presupposes an idea that (sadly) isn’t very popular: being […]Read more "A strange question to ask on a podcast"
This morning, I received a handwritten letter from a friend and podcast guest. Upon reading the letter, I felt seen. Appreciated. Recognized. I felt all these things at a depth and degree possible only if one takes the time to consider what one appreciates about whomever one is about to consider. I felt as if […]Read more "The Hearts Behind Our Screens: Everyone Online is A Lonely Celebrity"
“Would you like some more wine?” She asked me. I said yes, and now I’m writing this to you from the throes of a hangover. Our idea of fun is putting poison in our bodies and then throwing up 6 hours later. Yeah, sounds great sign me up. Why do we do this? I don’t […]Read more "I hate alcohol"
Why We Create By Ben Greenman, Paul LeCrone, and Jamie Russo A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with my friends Jamie and Ben about carving our paths in the creator economy. This is the result of that conversation. And it’s the first guest post on the blog, so that’s cool. The mission of this piece is […]Read more "Why We Create ft. Ben Greeman and Jamie Russo"