The Disapproval Matrix

The lower-left quadarant of Ann Friedman’s excellent chart is “Frenemies”: Ooooh, this quadrant is tricky. These people really know how to hurt you, because they know you personally or know your work pretty well. But at the end of the day, their criticism is not actually about your work—it’s about you personally. And they aren’t […]


Pokey LaFarge has been awesome for a lot of years now. He puts together such a classy band with a great old time vibe and killer chops. Fun to see this video blowing up:

Throw Back the Dead Man’s Coin

Love this. (Found via Eric Meyer’s Facebook.) But I don’t think anyone really has ideals. What we have is a tangled mess of ad-hoc opinions, constantly sliding past each other in search of a position that favors itself most, like a 5-gallon bucket of earthworms.

35 at 35

I’m turning 35 later year so I thought I’d write down some important things I’ve learned. Always hang out with people smarter than you. Or is it people like the same pizza toppings as you? No wait— it’s people that are up for hanging out that aren’t trying to friggin judge how smart you are, […]