Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube We are here to learn and do something. And what are we here to learn and do? We are here to practice. And what are we practicing? We're practicing living.Mike Newton This is one of the most important conversations I've had on the podcast.… Continue reading Mike Newton — In Presence of Tea: A Conversation on Mindfulness, Creativity, Art, Anime, and Sharing Moments That Matter (#37)

Dalton Mabery — Faith, Consistency, and Productivity with Intent (#36)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube "I've got to offload everything I'm doing, and just focus on a couple different areas." Today on the show I'm joined by Dalton Mabery (@daltonmabery). Dalton Mabery is digital creator with a podcast, blog, and newsletter in which he regularly shares tips on digital… Continue reading Dalton Mabery — Faith, Consistency, and Productivity with Intent (#36)

Rockets: A Year of Posts

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.Van Gogh Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my daily blog. I knew I'd make it this far, but I didn't think I'd come out alive. But I'm still alive. I'm still writing.And… Continue reading Rockets: A Year of Posts

Rodney Mullen and the first casper slide

"Oh my God Rodney yes" In 1992 Rodney Mullen landed (and invented) the first casper slide. I wish I could say that after he landed it, everyone else landed it too. That's not what happened. Besides a tiny handful of skaters, nobody has nailed the casper slide since Rodney did it in '92. Showing up,… Continue reading Rodney Mullen and the first casper slide

The world’s worst boss turned 10 this year

They say you can't experience something again with a fresh pair of eyes. I disagree. December 4th saw the 10th anniversary of my favorite blog post of all time, The world's worst boss by Seth Godin. I revisit The world's worst boss almost every week. And every time I come back, I experience it with… Continue reading The world’s worst boss turned 10 this year

“The sacrificial pancake”

The Rule of Suck: the first one is going to be very, very, embarrassingly not so good. What to do? Do the next one. And the next one after that. On and on, serving up hundreds of works to an audience who trusts that you'll get it right -- eventually. Here's Paul McGrath (great name),… Continue reading “The sacrificial pancake”

A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

https://youtu.be/Wtt8gEuTwU4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CjEZHflQsvZat4ikROkrB?si=MLW9cgxIQsaXkggdR7e46Q Hi all. Welcome to another conversation about the pursuit of creative excellence. I'm so happy that I finally get to share this episode with you! What follows is an intimate, insightful, and entertaining conversation with a true artist -- Phil Desforges. I highly recommend you browse through Phil's portfolio while you listen to… Continue reading A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

The Penguin Latte Podcast #7: NoxyTango on Accepting Yourself as an Artist, the Emotions of Color, and Old-School Internet Culture

https://youtu.be/nbVAOTBkEqY https://open.spotify.com/episode/30y5xtWzJDVRURHgu5Z4Ec?si=DO1rVzUEQbaYLtsbgcYfJA Because of the Internet, I'm more empowered to become better, and I'm able to seek the direction that I'm allowed to seek.NoxyTango Do you have any friends that you don't speak to for more than a decade, and then you pick up right where you left off as if no time passed? That's… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #7: NoxyTango on Accepting Yourself as an Artist, the Emotions of Color, and Old-School Internet Culture

The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

https://youtu.be/R-LVvKlh4EM https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RuQUxVkGxEK96Zc8BmOhp?si=vmS7UtlURWWhvNMT7EQqxA Today, I'm joined by the wonderful Pranav Mutatkar (@pranavmutatkar). His newsletter, Your Lazy Sunday blends together art, music, comedy, and culture. It's an intellectual treat for those of us who prefer not to take ourselves so seriously. Highly recommended. We spent about half this episode geeking out about our favorite directors, psychoanalysts, philosophers,… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

The Penguin Latte Podcast #5: Audrey Hebert On Laughing at The Sliminess of The Human Condition

https://youtu.be/BVNwQ_-XHQM https://open.spotify.com/episode/1XHPr8dOFRQvSirAfLb3Da?si=M0zo7wUSQJ2UVMEeC6VRFA [A note on audio: this was recorded in my room. I only have one mic. This was the best that I could do given my current equipment and setup. In retrospect, we could have leaned into the mic, but I wasn't thinking about that. So, pardon that.] Hey guys, welcome to another episode… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #5: Audrey Hebert On Laughing at The Sliminess of The Human Condition