A successful businessman sat down for his flight when he saw another man board the plane. The new man’s bag was covered with patches of flags from different countries. His eyes were heavy, but he [...]
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Shakespeare wrote in 1606 that sleep was the “chief nourisher of life’s feast,”capturing the period’s feeling that our diurnal nature was something to embrace. But as history unfolds, the culture tide begins to shift against sleep. [...]
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” -Lao Tzu The author and journalist, Florence Williams is zigzagging through a patch of prickly pear cacti toward the San Juan river. Walls of jagged hematite rock and [...]
I guess I’ve always been drawn towards the darkness. Not the black-metal, hail-satan type of darkness, but anything that holds that unsettling urgency of angst or rebellion. I embraced the punk-rock mentality of Us vs [...]
The late, great Zen poet was a master of his craft and a man who never let his creativity stop moving. When I listen to Leonard Cohen’s lyrics or read his words, I can’t help [...]
My favorite commencement speech is by the author, Neil Gaiman. His elegant, yet simple call to action of, Make Good Art has been a beacon for creatives everywhere. The part of the speech that I find the [...]
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I enrolled in Malcolm Gladwell’s Masterclass on writing. Online writing courses often have more of the same writing advice we’ve heard over and over. Show, don’t tell. Avoid the [...]
“How selfish it is to sit down to write before you have stood up to live.” Henry David Thoreau Over the course of her life, Agatha Christie published over 66 novels, 13 short story collections, and sold [...]
When we look at our work or our art, at some point we have to ask, “Would they miss me if I was gone?” This isn’t a life or death hypothetical. “They” might be customers [...]
“I can think. I can fast. I can wait.” -Siddhartha In 2012, James Cameron and his production company Lightstorm Entertainment defended themselves against multiple lawsuits from people who claimed they had the original idea for the film, Avatar. [...]