Work Envy: The Riddle Revealed

This “Part II” of the original post on our Work Envy problem gives us much more to think about. Answers are proposed, a riddle is unraveled, and the results could be both transferrable and transformative.

A few months back, I wrote a piece and posted it to this site titled “Work Envy: From the Ditch of My Discontent.” In it, I told a story of two very different kinds of work that a buddy of mine out west in the High Plains, and I, here in the Southeast, were doing on the same day and how that made me feel, and view myself. Continue reading “Work Envy: The Riddle Revealed”

Adding to the Beauty

The following very short piece—originally posted on the blog for my original instrumental music production project I did back in 2012—will serve as the inaugural post for this, my new creative venture. My “Adding to the Beauty” was written (as inspired by the lyrics to Sara Groves’ title track from her 2005 album Add to the Beauty) captures the spirit of what I hope to do here.

In all of art, I dare say that its creators share a common thread: the desire to articulate meaning and to serve a higher purpose than just a singular piece of art can ever do when seen or listened to in isolation from life’s larger context. Good art does that. It sheds light on meaning, on beauty. Continue reading “Adding to the Beauty”