So It’s Banned Book Week

So we have Banned Book Week where we look at books panned in places encourage people to read them.

I think this is great, but let me make another suggestion.

Go write a book that dives so deep, goes so far, explores things so uncomfortable (but necessary) someone wants to ban it.

As you write?  Ask yourself why your idea would be banned- is it true, is it offensive, is it honest, is it ignorant?

 
Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Maybe It’s A Size Thing

So often we try to get bigger.  We’re always running away from ourselves, trying to expand who we are, and get away from everything we hate, from our sins.

Maybe we should try to be smaller.  Stop being so big.  Let the big world be itself, and we’ll find there’s really enough room for us sins and our mistakes and we can go on.

Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

It’s Always Judgement Day

Judgement Day, when your deity of choice comes to judge the living and the dead.

Only something happened.  We got the internet and social media, we got reality TV and high-tech gossip.  We got selfies and Tweets.

Now we’ve got a continuous Judgement Day going on.  We’re looking at each other, looking at ourselves, looking at our world, and judging and evaluating – and others are looking at us and doing the same.

We’re carrying out a constant Judgement Day.

So do we like what we see?  Can we admit it?

Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Is It Living Deliberately?

Thoreau talked about living deliberately.

Many of us are.  We have plans and goals and deep thoughts.

But do we know we’re living deliberately?  Is it deliberate if we’re not aware of it?

 
Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Steve’s Update 8/22/2014

Not much this week.  Still recovering from all the crazy and catching up – a few days sick can really throw you off.  On top of that I suddenly had a lot of social engagements.  Honestly, being a geeky extravert is a trial sometime . . .

Also I’ve got lots of speaking coming up, so if you’re in the Bay Area it’s a chance to see me and get together!

I’m hoping to grab a vacation soon and catch up a bit.  If nothing else I need to finish reorging the apartment . . .

 

Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Steve’s Update 9/15/2014

Not too much here today.  I got sick last week and it really held me back.  Just a long, plodding illness that wasn’t horrible but was draining.  Seems a lot of stuff is going around.

I’ve updated my speaking and coaching sections, and am gearing up for some conventions in the next few weeks. If you’re in the Bay Area, do check out where I’m speaking.

Sadly I’ve not updated the Geek Catalog at MuseHack this week – I got ill and things got on top of me.

I am considering some new generators for Seventh Sanctum, though I’m a bit out from putting them up.

That’s it for me.  You?

Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Update 9/8/2014

Not much to report here – mostly been busy at work and preparing some site updates.  I’m doing more writing ahead, which is great, but in turn also means that I have to shift around blocks of time. But stay tuned to MuseHack for a most INTERESTING series . . .

Taking a break on Generators at Seventh Sanctum.  The Writing Prompt Generator took a lot out of me.

I’ve updated my Coaching and Speaking sections of the site – re-cataloging what I do.  One of my goals for late 2014/early 2015 is to get back to ‘systemitizing’ my work and pacing myself a bit more.  To do that, I have to catalog what I do.  And, yes, my speaking updates are coming soon (If someone gets back to me on that . . .)

And yes, for those of you who brought it up, I will take some time off.

Haven’t done many other updates/posts here.  I do need to get back to that.

Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Steve’s Update 9/1/2014

Yeah, been awhile for those hasn’t it? Things kept getting crazy – definitely working to pace myself.

Still waiting to hear my speaking schedule for this weekend, so I’ll get that out as soon as possible.

The Writing Prompt Generator is done – as in I’m taking a break. I do plan to revisit it.

I’ve got a new series coming at MuseHack.  Stay tuned.

That’s . . . about it.  I’m gonna crash and watch a Rifftrax.  I do need to get back to updating this more.
Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Chocolatesque Chickpea Pudding

So let’s face it – chocolate is good, pudding is good.  It’s just a bit hard to make them healthy.  However, I’m always one to experiment, and I’ve found chickpea flour makes a nice custard (also mixed with water it’s a good egg substitute as a binder).  This recipe is not “aggressively” chocolate, since that’d take more cocoa powder and maple syrup, and I’m trying to keep it to around 200 calories.  Right now it’s a bit below that so I can experiment.

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  1. Mix the water, cocoa powder, and maple syrup together until mixed in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Sprinkle in the chickpea flour gradually, stirring, so it doesn’t develop lumps.
  3. Microwave the mix for one minute on high.
  4. Remove, stir.  It should be “custardy/pudding-like.”  if not, heat in 15 second increments, stirring each time.
  5. Refrigerate until cool.

Chickpea flour has a mildly nutty flavor that’s not bad as a custard., but doesn’t exactly send me.  These additions really make it interesting – and cocoa powder has an interesting taste blending effect I need to explore

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.

Steve’s Update – 08/19/2014

Been a bit busy with a lot of projects, so here’s what’s up!

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.