Highlighted Posts

  1. 527040 Minutes

    December 31, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Once a year we get to pretend that there's a global do-over. It's a wonderfully wacky thing that we all just somehow agree to do without ever talking about it. At this moment every year many swell with childlike dreams for a new beginning and ready their hand ...

  2. The Cigarette Run

    October 21, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This resembles the truth...

    1971, 7pm

    He sat there on the sofa rubbing the tips of his fingers together. The itch was overwhelming. It created an edge that was hard to pull back from. It drew him as a cement block draws a body down to the silt. The poison ...

  3. Normal Is Not Normal

    August 31, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    The age 9 is a special threshold for a boy. It's the cusp of maturity burning away childish endeavors. It's where a boy stumbles onto the path to manhood and social commitments. Toys start to lose their allure and self-image begins to dominate the mind share. When I ...

  4. Fiddle Sticks

    August 02, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Fiddling gets a bad rap. It's been associated with wasting time and procrastinating. It doesn't fit nicely into many "productivity" system. If your boss asks what you've been working on, the correct answer is rarely "fiddling." That's too bad because I think the process of fiddling ...

  5. Selling Expectations

    June 13, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Apple may be a computer manufacturer, but they primarily sell expectations. Apple's designs set the standard by which all other manufacturers are judged. They set the high water mark that consumers use when they open their wallets. The process starts with a rethinking of accepted design patterns and ends ...

  6. Waxing Philosophical

    April 09, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's a thought I shared with my family over the holiday weekend. I don't like the expression, "Live today like it was your last day on earth." Honestly, if we all did that, this would be a pretty awful world.

    Instead, I want to live a life I ...

  7. DayOne and Time Travel

    February 25, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Brett Terpstra has posted a number of very cool things that can be done with the OS X and iOS application DayOne. They were so compelling that I gave in and bought the suite. They are all solid and attractive applications but it doesn’t fit my workflow as well ...