So, it’s about time I built myself a website. Isn’t it?
The fact that I haven’t had one until now is seriously only a case of the cobbler’s son having no shoes. (Although, having said that, the metaphor is immediately strained: I’m both the cobbler and the son, after all. I am not, though, the shoes.)
Here’s how bad it is: for the last decade-plus, I have been developing interactive strategies for major national and international not-for-profit organizations, federal government agencies, and corporations. Brands you’ve heard of—big ones. I sit in Very Meaningful Conference Rooms several times a month making high-stakes presentations on social media, information architecture, content syndication, and the like. The fact that I haven’t, until now, had a website of my own—let alone the fact that the one I now do have, let’s admit it, is seriously underwhelming—is genuinely shameful.
Here’s the deal, though: I’ve got a thriving career as a playwright, a half-time(-ish) day job to tend to, and—most importantly—a family I love to be with. This is about the best I’m going to do… at least for now.
I only have this site at all because I finally decided that something was better than nothing; that it was okay to reveal a bit more of my creative mess to the world: to launch a site-in-progress (which this may always be) and grow it incrementally, in front of the world… the way we all grow, really.
So… welcome. I can’t promise to update the site more than every few days, even at that. I’m also blogging semi-regularly at www.2amtheatre.com, where I’ll be discussing Ideas of National Theatrical Importance, so that will distract me somewhat. Here I’ll keep things more squarely focused on my own career, and perhaps a bit more light-hearted and esoteric. I may also rave from time to time on Subjects of Great Significance (to me), like evolutionary biology and traffic patterns and whatnot. Who knows?
What I won’t do is limit myself. This site will be focused squarely on my own personal brand, and the only way to make that vision manifest will be to allow myself to express a wide range of thoughts. The more you know me, the more you’ll know ME—not just the me that writes plays, but my whole being.
And if you don’t like that… I’m okay with that. I’ve long ago given up trying to appeal to a mass audience. My work—my thinking—is a bit geeky, exotic, frustrating, expansive, and (I hope) always evolving… particularly through conversations and collaborations, which I hereby invite from everyone. If you reach out, you just might hear back from me—give it a shot.
Thanks for your time.