David Brooks is a writer, musician, entrepreneur, and artist.

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Si, Si! Gracias, Gracias!

When I called my daughter to the dinner table, her response made me think about how I ought to approach God in my daily life.

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Why Write About Religion?

In 2015, the internet is full of people going on about religion and Christian things, why would I start a section of my site devoted to that? Well, that’s a sane question. There are two things that are driving me toward it. First, I often write things to a private audience who then asks to… Read This Article

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War of the Roaches – Part 1

As the poor creature spun around in circles on its way to a watery grave, I replayed the events over and over in my head. I still cannot be certain my report is completely accurate, I was both sleep-deprived and under intense stress. Like a political lobbyist’s intern, my alarm clock faced great difficulty in… Read This Article

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When Putting Beauty Over Design

My daughter loved this cup, but when we tried to use it we found a fatal flaw. It made me think about how what we design in isolation might not be worth it.

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Paleo: 1 Month Down

One month ago, I started on the paleo diet. My goal was to make it a year, being as consistent as I could. Well, the first month is down and so far (aside from a few things here and there) all is well. I haven’t downed a cake, or eaten bread. Those are my two… Read This Article

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Paleo vs BMI

So, funny thing about this whole 365 days of Paleo thing that I’m doing. I’ve been keeping record, watching my weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) as reported by my scale. Now, I knew it wouldn’t be accurate, but for a week I’ve watched it creep up to nearly an added whole percent while my… Read This Article

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Goodbye Ol' Spotify

I was right in the middle of a song that I wanted to hear when Hybrid (@hybridsound) tweeted this: “Finished symphony, 55k plays this quarter on Spotify. Income received – $23.20 #dontspenditallatonce” I was using Spotify, so I shut it down. Let’s not be mistaken here. That’s not $23.20 a day, it’s not even $23.20… Read This Article

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Going Paleo, for 365 Days.

This is hard, so I’m just going to say it. Today (July 1, 2014) is day #1 of a personal 365 day challenge wherein I follow the Paleo diet. Now, with that out of the way, and it feels a bit lighter on my shoulders, here’s the backstory. The Backstory In High School, I was… Read This Article

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Telling The "Right" Story

Last night as I was putting my daughter down for bed, she asked me to tell her a story. On further conversation she explained that she wanted to hear about the time we went on a boat to the rainbow falls. So I obliged, as I often do. I told her the drawn-out tale of… Read This Article

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About David Brooks

David Brooks is the owner of the small creative studio, Northward Compass, based out of Orlando, Florida. He writes electronic and ambient music as Light The Deep, and fantasy stories about a place called Elerien.

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