Ready for Rain: In an Instant, She Was Gone

A new issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain, went out to subscribers recently. It’s a short, scary story about our dog Piper disappearing into the woods on a windy afternoon. It was about 3:45 when Piper disappeared and as we searched, I started to do mental...

How I’m Publishing BIG ENOUGH

Big Enough, my forthcoming book, is arriving in May. It’s being published via a partnership between me and publishing industry pros. Below, I’ll explain why I made this choice, how it differs from traditional publishing and why this option might become more popular in...

Summoning the Gumption

Over the last six months, I’ve been mentally preparing to publish my second book. During that time, most of the writing was completed and the process was on track. It felt good to see it take shape. But lingering in the back of my mind was always a voice reminding me...

Creating the BIG ENOUGH Sticker

As a kid, I spent time reading skateboarding magazines. At the time, ads often included a line at the bottom that said, essentially, “Send us a dollar and we’ll send you stickers.” I can clearly remember how much I anticipated those stickers in the mail. Stickers have...

Explaining Big Enough

One of the side-effects of being known as an explainer is the tendency for people to pay close attention to how I explain ideas large and small. I can imagine them asking a question and then waiting to see what amazing analogy I can pull out of my hat. Of course, like...

Das Rad – On Geologic Time

Over the weekend a friend introduced me to the video below called Das Rad, which is a German term that means “The Wheel” in English. The film is known by the bland-but-accurate title “Rocks” in English versions. The artistry and the overall...