Shaun Fields - Official Blog

6 Months and Counting

My 30th birthday is 6 months and 8 days away. I’m not yet having a Friends-style meltdown, but I’m beginning to see why people do. Read more ›

What I’m Thankful For

Do you ever have one of those moments where something completely knocks you out of your bubble?

A few weeks ago, I was walking to my car and I realized I was living in one, only because something knocked me clean out of it. The bubble I was stuck inside of was the lull of a good family.

I’m facing some medical procedures and, although not life-threatening, it’s caused my family to rally. Schedules are being rearranged and phone calls have increased. This is something both sides of my family have been good at for a long time, since before even I was born. Maybe it’s something lots of families are good at but I can only speak for my own.
Read more ›

Love is a Black Swan

Apologies in advance to lovers of the amazing Aronofsky film, this post is about the other Black Swan, as defined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book The Black Swan.

Black Swan events are succinctly described in the Wikipedia article as “the event is a surprise (to the observer) and has a major impact. After the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight.”

What does this have to do with love? It’s simple really…  Read more ›


There is no difference between writing a story, designing a building, and creating for the web. In the end, if you have vision, you’re just guiding people.


Lady Luck

Today, I went to my first Cardinals game and it was almost completely by accident.

Read more ›