Hi, I’m Dan Erickson and I’m glad you’re here. I hope you can find something helpful on my site. This is a place where you can read and learn about a variety of stuff. But after several names and phases in my blogging journey, I’ve decided to simply call my blog, Life. That’s really what it’s all about.

Writing, personal finance, raising kids, and music are all things you might read about on my blog, but the common theme stems from a desire to live simply and be creative.

A little about me: First off, I’m a teacher. I’ve made a career of teaching public speaking, writing, and media. I also practice simple living. My goal is to continue to teach others how to discover and hone their own talents, and inspire you to find your simple path to success, freedom, and happiness. It’s that frickin’ simple.

I’m the author of several books, including, A Train Called Forgiveness and Finding Our Way Back Home. From my own childhood experience in a hellish cult to practicing simple living, I’ve used writing to make sense of my crazy experiences. I’ve also written a crapload of songs and dozens of electronic music tracks.

It’s Really All About Life

Along my journey, I’ve developed many simple habits that have helped me to become more creative and more productive. And guess what? Anybody has the ability to create habits that will lead to a more productive and successful Life. Yes, even you can kick some butt!

Whether you just want to simplify your Life or write a novel, I’ve been down those paths. I continue to live simply and write daily. You can learn simple habits that will benefit you both personally and professionally. It would be my pleasure to help.

A Little More About Me

  • Owner/Former Writer at Hip Diggs
  • Owner/Composer at Anderhill Music
  • Poet at Cowboy Zen
  • Education: M.A. in communication
  • Work: education, radio, television and journalism
  • Status: single dad to 14-year-old Annie
  • Pets: Border Collie, Shep
  • Music: guitar, piano, drums, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, programming

Want the long story? It’s some crazy stuff. Learn more about me here.

If you’d like to schedule me for a speaking event, click here.

I publish whenever the heck I want. Sometimes, I might post seven times in a week, other times, I might only post five times in a month. That’s life. It ebbs and flows.

I no longer offer newsletters.