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A day after my daughter was born, I started reading children’s books to her — nearly every night, three to four books. Miles was born three years later, and then I read to both of them. I love this bedtime ritual: Seeing their bright faces grow tired, and their heavy eyelids close before my eyes, is something I don’t take for granted.

I love being a father, more than I could have possibly imagined. …


Are you getting ready to give birth to your project and unleash it on the world? Whether you’re launching a product, publishing a book, premiering content, or releasing a project, the questions around what’s the best approach remain the same. Most folks, at some point or another, will have to weigh the pros and cons of going the independent route versus getting past the gatekeepers and making a go of it with a mainstream outlet.

Having directed, edited, and marketed two indie motion pictures, founded several companies, kickstarted projects, and been generally scrappy my entire life, I know how daunting…


The internet in the time of pandemics is a double-edged sword. It brings us together in ways that were impossible during earlier outbreaks, and it gives us the ability to cause severe anxiety in one another. It’s easy to be glued to our screens waiting on bated breath for the next update because the idea of things being out of control is hard, and we, humans, are notoriously terrible at being out of control.

During these uncertain times where our doors are shut, we physically distance ourselves and yet are more social than ever, it’s important to remember the duality…


Art is often a mirror, reflecting the social issues and problems of the day. With the rise of addictive technologies, it’s not hard to see how phones have permeated everyday life, and become an intrinsic part of how we engage with one another. Over the last decade, this relationship with technology once illustrated with hope has soured, and a flood of satirical art displaying our enslavement to technology replaced that positive sentiment.

Today, hundreds of articles drill into the technology companies’ broken promise to make our lives happier, instead highlighting their ability to hijack our attention and negatively affect our…


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Or, How to avoid distraction but also find a way to balance the things that will inspire you

A lot of side projects I’ve worked on have become my main projects, become side projects again, and eventually stand on their own.Going from end to end so many times has helped me be aware of ideas as they come and streamlined my development of them into tangible products.

At any given time, I have somewhere between 6 and 8 projects going on concurrently. I don’t know why that is my magic number of things to be doing at once, but it is. 3 projects tend to be active while the other 3 to 5 simmer on the back burner.

JCPE

Product Leader and Creative Nerd. VP of Product at Sunday Goods, Formerly Onward. Filmmaker, Directed Know How & Second Skin. Children’s Book Author.

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