Let me help.

Everyone’s working on something, and if we’re not, we’d like to be.

Whatever it is you’re working on, I want to be a part of it. No cost. I’m not a fan of the hostage model of commerce.

I work individually in small teams. I always have. I have the SIMA® assessment to prove it.

I like words. I always have.

I like aesthetic things and physical things too.

I influence others.

I value truth and beauty.

I value sharing them with others, and I influence toward that end.

I learn new skills.

I fixate on new concepts and new categories of concepts. I always have.

I think about Christ and humanity and philosophy and psychology and hermeneutics and communication and truth and beauty and ideals and values.

I think about fun and games.

I desire to stand apart.

I focus.

I wander.

I speak truth. Or else I just don’t speak, as is more often the case.

I create.

I develop.

I recapitulate.

I perfect.

I think in stories.

I realize concepts.

I make new worlds.

I face challenges.

I jump into projects.

I have always done these things.

And if I can be of use, please let me know.

The Process of Writing Mediocre Modifiers

“Brain. I need a word to describe darkness.”

“What quality would you like to modify?”

“It’s night, and there are no stars, so how about just ‘really dark?’ So, intensity.”

“Would you like a modifier of the same category of contextually-determined primary-quality as ‘darkness?’ Or would you rather something of a different primary quality?”

“Sure. The first one.”

“We have numerous matches whose primary qualities would modify ‘darkness’ to lie within the semantic range of ‘really dark—’”

“And make sure it’s one that’s not used often.”

“How about ‘darkness like coal?’”


“How about ‘ashen darkness?’”

“That’s just an adjective. And somewhat common. How about we stick to nouns? That’ll make it less common.”

“How about ‘inky darkness?’”

“That’s still an adjective, but I like that it’s really, really dark.

“How about ‘ink darkness?’”

“That doesn’t sound right—not nearly as good as ‘inky.’ It’s something about that appended syllable. What’s a word that’s associated with ink?”


“How about ink-blot darkness?”

“I do not have an entry for ink-blot darkness.”

“Great. Then it’s novel. We’ll go with ink-blot darkness.”