Next big thing.


My next big thing. That’s what is on my mind lately.

Do I need a reinvention or an intervention?

On a clear day, I recently enjoyed lunch high above Seattle at the Sky City Restaurant in the Space Needle. The drink cozies have a tagline printed on the front: Live the View. I brought one home with me as a reminder – if you’ve ever seen the sight of Puget Sound and the surrounding area from up there, you understand.

I’m trying to live the view, embrace the wisdom of uncertainty. It’s usually where I find my next big thing.

Orderly conduct.


I have a lot of respect for order. It is the order in my life that helps me to recognize opportunity, and act upon the wisdom of uncertainty.

The routine of my day can open up a whole new world of possibility –when I allow myself to see it. Noticing inspiration in the everyday is a practice that gives back when you least expect it.

Which brings me to the subject of deadlines. Surely, deadlines are the stuff of order, and in a professional writer’s world, they are a way to schedule our work. Surely, they’re the blueprint, the drawing, the overview, a place to start; surely, we promote the accomplishment of delivering finished projects “on time and on budget.” Order in motion.

Deadlines are in our world so we can fall into the gap between them, and live lives of extraordinary creation.

Laugh loud and often; the cosmic joke is on us.

Photo op by Kevin

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