The best ideas are when you take two older ideas that have nothing to do with each other, make them have sex with each other, and then build a business around the bastard, ugly child that results.
- James Altucher, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepenuers
Once there was a gap in my garden.
A patch of empty soil, between the lavender and the thyme, where weeds grew aplenty and I got plenty sick and tired of pulling them out.
What I really needed was a few yards of bark mulch to suffocate their efforts and give my grubby fingers a break.
But alas. I didn't want to interrupt my day in the garden with a trip to the store.
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Once there was a heap of moldering firewood in my garden.
A stack left over from the days when we actually burned wood in our fireplace, leaning against the fence and abandoned to the elements for many seasons on end.
What I really wanted was to get rid of this spider-infested eyesore.
But alas, I couldn't bring myself to just throw this once-beautiful wood away.
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Crash! Bang! BOOM.
That was the sound of those two problems colliding in my brain. And this is what came of the impact.
I must say, I'm as pleased as I am surprised about how that all turned out.