Conscious Creation: The Messy Bits

  • August 04, 2016 So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!

    It has been fun, but I must run. I hope you enjoyed the few missives that hit your inbox from the mind of a demented creative.

  • May 17, 2016 [CC:TMB] Making #Hash of Lingo

    I'm always wondering who started memes, slogans and other popular catchphrases. While I generally do not jump on the bandwagon, I'm not above appropriating an idiom for my own use. The thought process...

  • April 01, 2016 [CC:TMB] Lint Arrest: Anti-proliferator

    Junk, clutter, mess, to-do lists, read-later piles.

  • February 28, 2016 [CC:TMB] You Autonym Your Files More Descriptively

    In this age of monster hard drives and multiple cloud services, I fear that many incubating ideas are at risk of being lost; reduced to leafy compost at the base of a nameless tree in a forgotten digi...

  • February 23, 2016 [CC:TMB] Alienation: Fact and Fiction

    I logged into Morpho Designs' WordPress dashboard to add my latest creative writing. 790 comments assaulted me. When I say comments, I mean spam. This irked me.

  • February 08, 2016 [CC:TMB] Fan Fiction - Adding Depth to Fun

    Fan fiction, originally the purview of writers of a lesser god, has spread its virulence through the vector of the Internet. It now infects computer games!

  • January 25, 2016 [CC:TMB] Getting My Head Out of the Cloud

    All the shiny has dulled from my various cloud objects. When I began to feel that these storage utilities presented more problems than they solved, I knew it was time to clean house. Look at what has ...

  • January 19, 2016 [CC:TMB] The Wizard's Daughter

    Today, I decided to bring my stories home. Like the protagonist in this short piece, I long for a permanent repository to hold my magical creatures, whimsical vignettes and other myriad creations.

  • January 14, 2016 [CC:TMB] Content Creation vs. Content Management

    The silence on the newsletter front has lifted. Hallo, there! After months of angst, hand-wringing and non-productive web site tweaking, I finally have things looking like they do in my imagination.

  • October 21, 2015 [CC:TMB] A Gem of a Question

    One of the most rewarding experiences for my creative outlet is finding like-minded communities. I belong to three game design forums and one writing forum. In addition, I love games like Township, wh...