Sometimes it’s hard to believe your creative work matters, or that anything matters. Sometimes we just don’t see the meaning in our work, or in our lives. Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by the work that’s required to do something right, or even just to share our work with others. Mankind is logical to a fault. We’re… Continue reading Poisoned Apples: Issues With Meaning
It’s hard asking for help. It’s humbling admitting that we aren’t 100% self-sufficient at any given moment day or night. It’s another opportunity to compare ourselves to others, perhaps even denying someone else the help we could so easily give. We’ve talked about donors here before, right? Those teachers who come along to test us,… Continue reading Are You Prepared to Help?
Have you ever gotten a tarot reading? Did you go in curious for what future might be revealed for you, or prepared to wage war against a charlatan? I have, and I’ve given plenty of readings myself. Rule One: There is no such thing as “fortune-telling”. When someone tells you your future, they’re really telling… Continue reading Sometimes Going the Wrong Way is Going the Long Way
As children we are taught to “play fair” because “fair is fair” and when something isn’t fair, whether it’s deliberately cruel or arbitrarily ruled, we learn to see that something as broken. Then, somehow the term “fairest of them all” starts getting tossed this way and that, and we’re just supposed to take it to… Continue reading Mirrors Cannot Lie, So We Twist Their Meaning to Fit Our Fears
Whenever something good happens to a person, we attribute it to either hard work or good fortune. When we perceive ourselves to be working in much the same fashion, not only do we focus our gaze more keenly upon their good fortune, but we also tend to be a little envious. We may even ask:… Continue reading Do You Accept Donations?
Every day thousands upon thousands of blogposts are written and read, many with the intention of inspiring people to be just a little less afraid, a little more creative, and a lot more … something. Figuring out what that something is can be infuriating as we follow the journeys of these “internet personalities” who share… Continue reading Some Heroes Leave Out The Best Part of Their Story