| Chapter 1

This is my workshop where I'm constantly learning, experimenting, and teaching while trying to have a little fun here and there. If you're not familiar with this place then let me attempt to explain for your edification. Where to begin...

First and foremost this is a place of learning. Like a library or anything else where you might go to pick up little bits of wisdom or learn something new, this falls firmly into that category. Is it as broad reaching as a library? No. Certainly not. It's more specific to human emotions, experiences, and mental and physical development. So, that makes it somewhat unique in that there aren't many places you can go to reflect on your life through story and pictures or get useful life guidance from a wise ass. There are only two rules here. Keep the noise down and keep an open mind.

So, about the projects here: I've got a few that I've worked on over the years and they've come with me throughout my life in one form or another until reaching the stage they are in today. Many hours were spent building the catalog I have today so I hope you'll respect the efforts put into it and treat each article with thoughtfulness and open-mindedness.

Let's start with Foliagraphy. It's a project I started a while back that combines photographs I took in various places with literature that I've written over the years. Each is an experience housing an emotion or many emotions depicted by interweaving words, thoughts, feelings, and images together for what I hope results in a deep connection with you.

There's another project I just started more recently called FIvolution that's a collection of financial independence genre writings. This project is an attempt to dole out nuggets of wisdom around money and self development as they come to me. I had many trial and error moments in this space and many more struggles finding myself along the way. Becoming wise takes many years of muddling through failures and learning to rebound. My hope with this project is that it will help fast track you through some of the same life situations I ran into and/or get you unstuck from any rut that might be holding you back at the moment.

Life can be difficult at times, but if you're able to find your own path on the shifting sands and embrace the uncertainty while improving your ability to handle these fluctuations you'll undoubtedly go far. - 12:20:31

In summary, both projects contain writings that delve into some of my own personal experiences to fish out some of the more complicated problems in life and hopefully help bring them to a close for you.

Note: Since this is a workshop of sorts you may notice the pages shifting around at times, but to me that's all part of the experience. You can think of it as ongoing renovations. I want to keep this place ever-changing and fresh with ideas and content that strikes a new cord with you every time you re-read an article or delve into a new one. As the architect and keeper of this space I want you to be able to find whatever it is you're looking for. So, if you ever need anything feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to point you in the right direction. Consider me a librarian of sorts. Now, off you go. Explore to your hearts content and I'll be here if you need me.