Now, we all know that there’s nothing morally or instinctively wrong with checking your social media timeline before getting out of bed. And neither is there anything wrong with keeping your computer’s email app open all day and switching over to it every few minutes. But what these moments of “just checking” do is teach… Continue reading Margin for Boredom
A few weeks ago, during covert communications between the UK and Germany, The International League of Creative Minds was formed. Up until now this information has been Classified and on a Need to Know Basis only. The mainstream media were not informed, nor were the Whitehouse. Information will continue to be transmitted at irregular intervals… Continue reading Join The International League of Creative Minds!
As I was busy traveling through Colombia, diving deeply into my research on the topic of creative idleness, Milo McLaughlin and I found a working wi-fi signal and some time to record a follow-up episode to our surprisingly successful December podcast. Listen in to hear my deplorable attempts to command the English language when describing… Continue reading Mountain Shores and Tiny Steps
Another two weeks have passed, so it’s At Work day once again here on The Friendly Anarchist. This time, I had the pleasure to talk to my friend and consigliere, Milo McLaughlin, about his adventures as a freelancer, pr0mising trial-and-error approaches to creative work, and the benefits of Buddhist chanting. Hey Milo, welcome! First of… Continue reading At Work: Milo McLaughlin
The reason why I hate productivity systems is because they easily become a dominant part of “the loop”.1 And once they become a dominant part of the loop, they become a problem. A problem that keeps creatives from focusing on what matters – and from doing what they want to do because their muse is… Continue reading The Loop