A Crucial Rule for Making Great Art

Don't listen to me if I ever tell you that a certain coffee shop makes a better latte than another. I have a horrible sense of taste. So both lattes would taste identical to me. I'm probably just trying to impress you. Sorry.

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People Who Do Excellent Work Do These 5 Things

There hasn't yet been a time when I chose to climb over the "decent enough" plateau to get to the "excellent" one. I'm working on changing that. I have a ton of respect for people who pursue excellence in their work. Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley was one of those pursuers. Ever heard of him?

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Why We Love Sunsets

Maybe we love sunsets because they’re pleasing to the eye. There has to be more to it though. Lots of things are “pleasing to the eye”, and yet sunsets seem to get most of the attention.

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Problems Build Successful Businesses

If you’re even slightly interested in starting your own business, I’d like to pass along some crucial wisdom that I was lucky enough to learn early on. And even though I still struggle to implement it at times, keeping this advice “top-of-mind" has helped me build a fairly steady freelance business.

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Compact Discs & Attention

Remember the heyday of CDs? There’s not much demand for them anymore, and they’re clearly on the way out. But there’s something interesting about CDs.

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On Making Absurdity: Why Kids Rule

You're about 3 years old, sitting on the floor with a jumbled mess of pens, pencils, and markers. None of them match or came from the same box (it's possible your dad swiped them from his office). You've also got a few sheets of printer paper that you found under the computer desk, a ton of construction paper scraps from past projects, and a spiral notebook with your older brother's 4th grade homework on the first 10 pages.

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Doing Things Your Own Way

When I was 12, I wanted to learn how to play the guitar. Thanks to bands like Foo Fighters, The White Stripes, Simple Plan (shut up), I became obsessed with the electric guitar.

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