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New Year’s Day – The Most Optimistic Day Of The Year

New Year’s Day is the greatest day of the year.  Be happy.  Be happier.  Eat better.  Exercise more.  Be a success.  Get back to your ideal weight.  Stay focused.  Save money.  Pay down debt.  Be more amiable.  Meet somebody.  Fall in love.  More importantly, have them fall in love with you.  Take fewer photographs.  Take … Read more

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2016 Here I Come

2016 Here I Come

2016 is here!  After a very busy year in 2015 following some of my Scouting pursuits, I am hoping to focus on my artistic endeavors this year.

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Recommended Ted Talks

Recommended Ted Talks While I feel that Ted Talks can be snobby and elitist, every once in a while, there is one that really stands out.  Below is a list that I don’t mind. T.M. SchultzeT.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that … Read more

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Missing Out On Opportunities

Best Meteor Shower In Years

Tonight is one of the best opportunities to photograph the best Perseid Meteor Shower in years, and yet I find myself at home with a myriad of reasons I am not out making art.

Because the meteor shower this year coincides with a new moon, the opportunity to see and photograph is great.  Yet not planning ahead and managing the things that keep me from being artistically productive has grounded me.

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Staying Productive In A Myriad Of Distractions

Staying Productive In A Myriad Of Distractions

One of my biggest challenges is staying productive in a myriad of distractions. At every turn, there are numerous ways to make you unproductive. Before you know it, days, weeks, and months, or even years pass by and you wonder where all the time has gone by. It is incredibly frustrating when you know you have so much to offer but have little to show for it.

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Make Goals, Not Resolutions, In 2015

Resolutions are the worst.  They are made to be broken.  They imply impending failure rather than achievement.  They focus solely on the result, ignoring the planning and thought process that is most important. Goals are what your resolutions should be, especially if they are SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. A common resolution … Read more