October Recap (It was a busy month)
It’s been awhile since I’ve had this much peace and clarity in my life. In all three areas (Personal, Work, and Creativity), October was good a month for me. Let’s see why.
The month started with me scratching my cornea. It hurt. I received medicine, and a few days off — and with that time off, I was able to breathe and focus on life from a higher vantage point. It’s been paying off ever since. I bought the new Apple Watch. I traveled out of town for a few weeks for work, played a lot of basketball, and made/saved a lot of money, thanks to Financial Peace University. I started using OmniFocus again to manage all the different areas of my life. (One of those areas included playing a lot of Red Dead Redemption this past weekend.)
During my resting time with my eye, I was able to release a guest post by Jay Ray (he was my sidekick through this month, behind the scenes, making an impact on many layers of my projects and new features on my site). His guest post will help see how he thinks and operates. He also helped with my friend Janea’s website that I built last year, and together, all three of us finally made it public.
Next up, in that same weekend of me resting my eye, I wrote, recorded, and released a new song, titled Invisible Man (Are We Dreaming). This was before my microphone, after eight years, finally died. We tried, but couldn’t revive it (it powers on, but doesn’t capture sound anymore).
I released a new shirt from some words I found on Instagram, that matched how I always feel. I stole those words from the profile, got her permission after showing her the shirt design, then requested a paragraph to promote the shirt. Creativity never looks the same.
I also bought a new domain for when I need to make short urls: nshp.xyz is now mine for now, to help brand all the links I send out around the internet.
The biggest thing I did this month (other than what follows this paragraph) is write a long Apple Watch post, explaining why this little device on my wrist has replaced the iPhone for me. Even if you don’t care about the Watch, you’ll be shocked by how much it can possibly do.
The next biggest thing I did was host the Creative Minds: October event. We had a good crowd. Acoustic guitars, singing, and everyone (adults and kids) doodled on index cards, and there was a giveaway at the end: a random person from the pile of index cards won a Creative Minds shirt. I finished the month off by creating the flyer for the Creative Minds: November event — keeping the momentum rolling into the following month already.
Every month is a blank canvas
Childish Gambino - Storytelling Through Hip-Hop
Iteration and Haptic Feedback
Trying to Conceive, by Chelsea Breaux
Frank Ocean - Godspeed (DVSN Remix)
About the iPhone 7 Design
Apple in Talks to Acquire Luxury Carmaker and Formula One Team McLaren
Hour Long Conversation Between George RR Martin and Stephen King (Video)
Rounders: A Netflix Review
I didn’t watch either of the two Saints games, and that’s ok
The iPhone 7 completely demolishes Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test
iPhone 7: Day 1 (Photoblog)
MKBHD: iPhone 7’s performance and camera
Dear Casey (Introduction to the iPhone)
Neil Cybart on AirPods
Inside an AirPod
iPhone 7 Ad
Skiler’s leaving for the Army: a photoblog of us saying goodbye
Apple tees up the future with iPhone 7 | TechCrunch
Pace, Rhythm, and Blogging
Kottke.org’s New Site Design (and the importance of launching things unfinished)
iPhone 7 At The US Open
The Power of Creation, by Ashley Cox Samanie
iPhone 7 Plus Photos from the Titans-Vikings Game
Propaganda Smoke Screen
‘If you think Apple Watch is a flop you are a moron.’
Carol: how my grandma impacted my life
Apple is trying to turn the iPhone into a DSLR using artificial intelligence
Introducing iPhone 7
Don’t Blink: a two minute video, quickly showing everything Apple announced today
10 things not enough kids know before going to college
Galaxy Note 7 Exploding Battery Issue Gifts Samsung’s Victory To Apple’s New iPhone 7
How Writing Regularly Can Improve Your Creativity and Clarity
Dear Younger Me
Making the Climb: a guest post by Gilbert Marcel
Kanye Deconstructed: the human voice as the ultimate instrument
Phones are exploding, and nobody cares
What to expect from next week’s iPhone 7
Isaiah Rashad - Wat’s Wrong ft Zacari & Kendrick Lamar
Writing, Archives, Friends
NBA 2K17 Gameplay Blog with Gameplay Director, Mike Wang
Creative Minds: Small Group