Monthly Archives: May 2009

Website: SoulPancake

Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on the American version of “The Office”, recently started a website called SoulPancake. From the website’s FAQ:

What is Soul Pancake?

Well, it’s more of a mission than a Web site…We want to make discussions about Spirituality, Creativity, and Philosophy cool again. Were they ever cool? I have no idea. But it seems like a good idea. We want to engage the user to “Chew on Life’s Big Questions”™. (I was kidding about the ™ symbol; you can use that phrase however you want. Even to sell frozen taquitos.) Where do you go on the Interwebs if you want an irreverent, fun, and profound take on God and Art and the Soul and Faith and Beauty? Maybe. But maybe also here at

We provide some rockin’ content (interviews, blogs, challenges, contests, features, and more), but it’s really all about having YOU – the SoulPancake community – bring this site to life. Say what’s on your mind. Be real. Talk about WHY WE’RE HERE. And if I say something that offends you, let me have it.

Just remember: Life is a rich, weird, difficult experience. So join us as we go on the spiritual and artistic journey that is SoulPancake.

Some of them are questions, like these:

Write a five-item list of things you’d actually be willing to chop off your pinkie-toe for. [link]

What experience would you be willing to risk everything for? [link]

If you could get rid of one invention, what would it be? [link]

What would you try to do, if you knew you wouldn’t fail? [link]

What’s one opportunity you missed, and how are you gonna get it back? [link]

Or some of them are small activites, like taking your own mission statement and putting it through the Wordle generator [link] or doodling a message to yourself on a napkin [link]. Either way, they’ve got some pretty cool questions and it’s a good way to get your brain recharged in the middle of the day.