In the small town of Pettigrew, Arkansas, in a clump of trees on the land of Bob Pendergass, several thousand doorknobs lay strewn about. They ranged in age from a hundred years old or more, to some made of materials I’d never seen. From decorative to plain, they formed an arc on the ground over 50 yards long and 20 feet wide.read more
Today is January 20, 2019.Yesterday, I turned fifty-three years of age.Level 53. It’s been nearly a year since I wrote a blog post. I’ve worked on some stories, however, over the past year and hope to start sharing again soon. I’ve also worked on my business, spent...read more
This blog entry comes a few months into 2018 and the first blog I've written since my memorial to my dad and his passing last September 2017. Of course, this is a bit of a cheat as I'm actually going to share with you the memorial speech I gave at my mom's service in...read more
Saying goodbye to my dad and going through the five stages of grief. Just dealing with how I’m really feeling. Reader beware.read more
Sometime between sixth grade elementary and seventh grade junior high, my father brought home a tape recorder that was designed for hearing or vision impaired students. It was bright orange and all the buttons were colored and had braille on them. But besides being...read more
Sometimes, the burdens of life become too heavy for men to bear. But we’re expected to bear them anyway. But there comes a point when you just can’t.
What happens then? Joe decides to find out as he ventures into the woods and experiences something he never imagined.read more
2016 was rough, ya’ll. I’ve decided to dive into a new theme this year to help with a hidden problem I’ve had for a long long time.read more
On Leo Station, it’s time for Commander Inana to begin a system’s check to ensure everything is in order and functioning at full capacity.
But, is it?read more
First stab at my first rewrite of the intro. _______________ A low rasping moan echoed through the dank dark entombed ruins causing sleeping bat wings to flutter as well as small rodents and thousand-footed insects to scatter back into holes for safety. No light had...read more
2015 was an interesting experiment in goal setting. It was more about focus and theme vs specific goals. However, I did have one specific mandate for my business and that was profit. Yes, part of my 'theme' for the year, but it was a very pointed and specific goal. I...read more
Semi-Daily blog, indeed. Ten days after the first, and there has been a lot of things occur. But primarily I would say that being a parent, husband, business owner, teacher, friend, sibling and creative is a challenging juggling act. I found...read more
Tomorrow is Columbus Day. People want to change it to Indigenous People's Day. I do understand. History showed a much different portrait of Columbus than people of the past portrayed him and his actions. It's kind of a big deal, in a...read more
I should really have shared more creative connections since October of 2014 when I posted my first connection, but... Cie la vie! Creative Connection 0002: Why People 'snap' so much in the USA. Oh, sure, there is violence and craziness everywhere in the world. I won't...read more
Chapter I Visiting Mayfield in the backwoods of Kentucky always brought pleasant memories to mind from my youth. My two sisters would spend hours in the library while my grandparents went about their daily activities. Ms. Cooper was always so helpful and knew just the...read more
Oh ancient, Camenae, bless me with inspiration, so my creations are not all perspiration. Though Homer asked for help from you, the Muses, I ask for those named by Andronicus without excuses. As I reach to the heavens for topics profound and entertaining, I tend to...read more
As I walk in nature, I often come across an abandoned camp site or a pile of stacked stones and I think about the people who had been there before me and left traces behind from their visit. Granted, the hiking trail is a constant reminder of years of use and people...read more
Travis Triplett walked his mutt of a dog four times every day, from his small cottage home tucked back in an early 20th century neighborhood to a nearby park, and dutifully picked up the piles of shit she left behind along the way. He didn't mind it at all. After five...read more
(This article was written in January 2015. See Author's note at the end for a new additional perspective) In 2016, Star Trek and I will hit the half-century mark. That's right, 50 years young. Whether it was because my parents watched it, or I just was amazed by the...read more
As part of my 'beginning of the year' reflection and goals, I really wanted to get back to my core strengths and passions. It's pretty easy to pinpoint, actually. I love creating. And this isn't in just one area. Stories Art Food Spaces Logos Designs for print and web...read more
As I write this post, the sky is gray, fog lays across the hills and valleys, rain is drizzling down and it's cold. Not freezing, mind you, but pretty dang chilly. It's a perfect day to curl up in bed and watch a movie. But this is the year of creativity, profit and...read more
Hi, I'm Eric Huber with Blue Zoo Creative. And you are...? This is normally where I start when I'm out at a networking event or some happening where I'm meeting new people. From there, I love to learn about people, hear their stories and figure out who I can connect...read more
It's 2015 and most people start all their New Year's Resolutions, lofty goals, or otherwise map out how the coming year will be better than the last. I've tried it lots of times and one year made a resolution not to make any more resolutions. Two years ago, I set out...read more
Today begins a little space on my website where I attempt at making creative connections. Not where I meet other creative people, mind you, but rather make connections in observations in the world. In a recent article titled Secrets of the Creative Brain by Nancy C...read more
Some days, you just get pissed off. Something little might even trigger you and send you into a spiral.
The biggest thing is not to react in the moment, but respond. It’s also good not to stew for too long if it’s something that needs to be addressed.