Joshua Harbert

How Are You?

I don’t ask this to be polite. This is not one of these corporate messages that goes something like: “Are you fine? You are. Ok, wonderful. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get down to business and talk about what I want from you.” Truth is… You’ve placed some small bit…

May You Feel Pain

I’m finding a shockingly large percentage of my thoughts and actions are driven by a single, boring bit of programming. You can sum it up in 4 words… Avoid pain. Pursue pleasure. This doesn’t just extend to straightforward things — like avoiding hot stoves or enjoying coffee. Nor am I talking about a tendency to…

Preciousness

You could also title this post… “Why the heck haven’t you heard more from us?” This is something Tony and I have been talking about internally. And the simple answer is we’ve fallen into a trap that kills any creative endeavor: preciousness. Preciousness is when you have a perfect ideal in your head of what…

There Is No Heaven

As far as I know, I haven’t died yet. I can’t speak with authority about the afterlife. And this post has nothing to do with whether you’ll end up in a golden palace, reincarnated into another life, or nowhere at all (or God forbid, a burning inferno). I’ll leave that for the philosophers, theologians or…

Watts Your Problem?

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.” — Alan W. Watts The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Let’s just say that my early days as a freelancer were a bit of a struggle. There were lots of reasons for that. But simplest…

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