These past 18 months, I have been quietly and privately writing a great deal: short narratives for Future Cartographic Society; meditations on creative entrepreneurial ideas; a draft or two of a novel; and many quick sketches about the beautiful milieu of friends, artists, entrepreneurs and activists who I’ve become close to. I’ve shared very little of this recent writing beyond a few trusted readers. Returning to a creative practice after several years away has been wonderful. This private commitment to writing has led to great opportunities and many new friendships, but I know that art needs to breathe for it to grow. It needs to be part of a broader cultural dialogue if it is going to have an impact. Today I am marking the 40th day before my 40th birthday with a commitment to sharing with you, building a community of substance, both online and off. I aim to make a habit of frequently sharing the work of people who inspire me, bits of wisdom I run across, ideas that I’d like to see take off, and some silliness. This paragraph is the start. More to come!