I’m Nash, the creator of nashp.com and many musical soundtracks. I’ll be your favorite secret artist, who also writes good stories. I’ll trade you some words for a coffee.

Monthly Recap (July 2017)

July was fast. I’m surprised to be writing this recap already. This has been my most creative month so far, and now my momentum is at full speed again. I reviewed Dunkirk recently, I’m proud of this review. My previous small group (Art At The Park) is just finishing up, and I’ll be announcing my next group soon. My upcoming album is starting to form an identity. I also started a new project with some friends (a podcast on sports and culture) that I’ll eventually start unveiling to you. I went on vacation to Houston this month, and I’ve been playing Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch during any downtime. Bring on August.

Friedrich Nietzsche:

All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down.

The Inefficiency of One of the Most Efficient NBA Players of All Time

Few NBA players do more with less better than Chris Paul. Point guards are typically the smallest guys on the floor, and Paul (6-foot and 175 pounds) is undersized even for his position. He isn’t particularly fast, either — not after knee injuries robbed him of the elite speed he had his first few seasons. He doesn’t just get by on basketball IQ, toughness, and guile; he dominates. Paul is one of the most efficient basketball players in the history of the game. He’s second all time behind John Stockton in assist percentage, and he’s first in offensive rating.

First in offensive rating.

NASHP - I Hope (Music Video)

I just subscribed to Gary Vaynerchuk

Today I’ve stumbled upon Gary Vaynerchuk. I’m sure I’ve heard of him before, but I probably wasn’t paying attention the way I should’ve been. One of his videos showed up on my YouTube page at the right time, and now I’m locked in.

Everything he was saying, his perspective on life, his confidence, and the way he understands technology and social media, it all felt like an older and more successful version of myself. A big wave of energy rushed over me, and I thought, It’s time to get to work.”

Kendrick Lamar - Loyalty ft. Rihanna (Music Video)

Kill Jay Z (Music Video)

Hey, TWTR, by Dustin Curtis

I love Twitter, but it’s a failing company. I hardly know anyone personally that uses it.

I use Tweetbot more than any other app on my phone: for gathering information to write about, and to follow all the topics that I’m passionate about.

Dustin Curtis gives us his first tweetstorm, and it’s a good one.

The System Jeff Goins Used to Write 5 Books and Over 1,000 Blog Posts

Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a three-step process.

What we call writing” is actually made up of three distinct activities: coming up with ideas, turning those ideas into drafts, and then editing those drafts into publishable pieces.

I’ll begin using this method going forward. In Ulysses, I made three different folders:

  1. Ideas
  2. Drafts
  3. Publish

All of my stalled writing projects will fall into one or two, which will allow me to focus on them to eventually bring them into three.

iOS 11 brings iPad multitasking improvements… and quirks

Since the early days of iOS, the Dock has been nothing more than a tray on which you could place frequently-used apps so that they’d be within reach no matter what page of your home screen you were currently viewing. With iOS 11 on iPad, the Dock is entirely different, and this means your approach to what apps you put in the Dock should be different too.

iOS 11 on the iPad is a complete game-changer: because of the dock, because of drag-and-drop, and because of the Files app. iPad or computer? The line is completely blurred now.

Ravens’ Urschel retires 2 days after CTE study

Ravens OL John Urschel, 26, has retired abruptly, two days after a medical study indicated that chronic traumatic encephalopathy was found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated to research.

I expect more players to do this. This isn’t going away.

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