For the first twenty-five years of his adulthood, Dave worked in the computer field, and took courses at night in the areas of his passion - literature, classics, languages and art. Normally an autodidact, learning by traveling, reading, exploring and trying things, living near Harvard made their night program irresistible, and helped him develop a passion for not only the subjects, but the excellence of scholarship and presentation of the professors.
While Dave is still active in the software field, creativity is finally his calling, as he has added a media company to his long-term software development company. With voracious curiosity and a Jeopardy-champion-like interest in nearly everything, he sees a writing project as an opportunity to divulge his secret passions and to follow his curiosities, and he is always finding a new angle, a new interest. It's not "what interests me?", but "what about this interests me?"
There is one standard that Dave considers vital to any creative endeavor - that, in the end, the audience, reader, viewer feel solid about their experience, that the presentation may be from an unusual angle or style, but that it is direct, clear, and grounded. To that end, he employs the technique of mindfulness, derived from Zen Buddhism, to inspire his presentation, and he uses meditation and "deep looking", more than reaction, to prepare himself creatively.