One of my favorite podcasts is the West Wing Weekly which looks at each episode of The West Wing. It’s hosted by West Wing superfan and musician Hrishikesh Hirway and West Wing cast member and old friend of mine Josh Malina. They started the podcast soon after Netflix posted all seven seasons and they have writers and experts and stars weighing in on each show.
It’s great and I highly recommend it.
At the end of each episode they say:
Which is a reference to Aaron Sorkin’s repeated use of “Okay” in his writing and the last line of the pilot which the President says (and repeats on occasion) to indicate that it’s time to move on to the next problem.
So what’s next?
One thing that I’ve heard over and over again is that completion is a powerful thing. I have two things I am GOING to complete this year. The first is a game that I’ve been thinking about creating for over 20 years. It’s called COMMON KNOWLEDGE and the Kickstarter will be launching in a few days!
The second is the third book in the first Bobby Blinx trilogy. It’s time to get that last piece out there. People are actually clamoring for it. It’s not a huge number of people but they do exist and clamoring is not an exaggeration.
I haven’t got there yet but I can already feel the power that completing these two long term projects will give me.