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When Inspiration Doesn’t Strike, Here’s What To Do

I’m waiting for inspiration. I’ll write when the muse strikes. I’m too tired. I’m too busy. I want to but I can’t. You know what makes me sad? These are the excuses I see from people who want to be creative but don’t follow through. I’m reading a little book […]

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One Big Thing I’m Doing To Help You

I’m writing a book right now. It’s not something I ever expected to do. Not a whole freaking book. Oh, I’ve always loved writing. I spent many of my younger years writing my brains out. Short stories and poetry. I’ve been published a few times in small anthologies. But a […]

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One Easy Cure For Browser Brain

You know that joke about your mind being a browser with 12 tabs open? Three of them are porn, two have videos going and where the hell is that music coming from? That’s me all the time. Ok, maybe not so much the porn, but the rest? Yes. I’m constantly […]

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Busyness Is A Lie. Here’s How To Kick It To The Curb

I’ve noticed in the last decade or so, maybe longer, that we have perfected the art of being busy. And busy is synonymous with being important. Having value and status. When I was growing up, in the olden days as my kids love to point out, busy wasn’t a thing. […]

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Why The Stories We Tell Matter

I was thinking about stories over the weekend. After all my art is powered by stories. We tell stories about ourselves, both as individuals and as a culture. For example, I tell the story that I’m an artist. A painter. And I paint boldly. I also tell the story that […]

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I Put The aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! In Awkward

I’ve been making videos starring me lately. I shared my first, most awkward one already. That one took me a few hours to record and edit. Nothing is harder than talking to an empty room with no script and feeling very self-conscious. And by very, I mean COMPLETELY. You see, […]

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Failing Forward One Emotional Step At A Time

My FedEx delivery guy wrote a novel. It’s amazing what people do on the side that you’d never expect. He’s a really nice guy. We got to talking one day and he was so proud of his achievement. It’s actually a really good novel too. Aimed at young adults and […]

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One Thing I Learned From Parks And Rec

I was listening to some Parks and Recreation songs recently. Looking for something fun to add to my playlist and came across the gem of a song “Catch Your Dream (And Shackle It To Your Heart).” For those who don’t know, Parks and Rec was a comedy/ mockumentary that ran for […]

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