Monthly Archives: September 2013

Nothing Beats an Original

Have you ever noticed that you can always tell whether a child’s draw­ing was actu­ally drawn by a child or an adult? Adver­tise­ments, sig­nage, or prod­uct pack­ag­ing will some­times con­vey a child­like qual­ity by includ­ing some ele­ments sup­pos­edly drawn by a child. Much of the time, the draw­ing is done by a grown-up mim­ic­k­ing a […]

Why Killing Time Isn’t a Sin

I recently read a travel tip from someone who reminds himself that “killing time is a sin”, and so makes the most use of every bit of downtime, even on an airplane: “read a good book, learn a new language with Rosetta Stone, write to my friends around the world who haven’t heard from me […]

“  Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die.” – George Saunders

Don’t be Afraid to Fight in Life

“If you haven’t found something you are willing to die for, you aren’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King One of the best ways to take you from where you are now to epic living is finding your fight. If you have nothing to fight for you become lazy, indifferent, passionless, and without a […]

How Bad Do You Want It?

“I’m here to tell you, number one, that most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad. You just kinda want it. You don’t want it as much as you want to party.” “Some of you love sleep more than you love success! If you want to be successful, […]

The world is a better place than you think

                      We’re continually disturbed these days by outbreaks of violence. School shootings, civil war in Syria, terrorist attacks, Facebook-facilitated riots. A swelling wave of savagery appears to be engulfing society.  Are things really getting worse?  To find out, of course, we have to look at the […]