“Honest labor. You’re supposed to be paid for honest labor, but there’s no guarantee of what that looks like. The Walmart employee, the family that stocks the vending machines, the small town newspaper reporter, the soldier freshly minted into Afghanistan’s mountain. Writers, artists, mothers, philosophers– the expectation of doling out some kind of service with no expectation of keeping the electricity on.”

“Lately I’ve made peace with having a day job, in part because I’m going to need more money to do the kinds of projects that I want to do. I’m inspired by writers like Franz Kafka, who worked in an insurance office for most of his life, while writing amazing novels at night. If Kafka didn’t get paid for his passion, then I don’t really have any right to demand a creative salary from the world.”