Charlie Park is an indie web developer and family man.
He builds simple apps, like Monotask and PearBudget. He spends the more important parts of his days with his wife (Sarah) and their three daughters. He posts links and whatnot here, and throwaway thoughts over at Twitter. He also blogs about digital distraction, focus, and doing good work, at The Attention Management Blog. He would love to hear from you, at email@example.com.
If I kept thinking, “I am doing something that could shape the character and virtue of a child, redeem the brokenness of their world, teach them important lessons about life, etc.” the playing would stop, the grown-up mind would reassert itself, and the art would end. All of those other things are happy byproducts if they happen, but that is not my business. My job is to play with the pieces of the world I’ve been given, find the delight inherent in them, make something delightful out of them. Even if the only one delighted is me.