You Don’t Have To Blow Their Minds

“I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” —Maya Angelou   I spoke to a group of writers in St. Louis last month about how to break through writer's block and nurture their … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Blow Their Minds

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Seven Books I’m Loving Lately

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ― John Green   Even as social media and the internet change the ways we absorb information, I’m … Continue reading Seven Books I’m Loving Lately

Curious and Positive: Taking the Pressure Off Your Future

Do you ever feel like your arms are being stretched in two directions, caught in a tug of war between worlds? Like you used to know where your life was going, but you took a few minutes to meander to the side of the road to smell the bluebonnets, and now you can barely remember … Continue reading Curious and Positive: Taking the Pressure Off Your Future

Your Art Is Not Meant For Everybody

Your art is not meant for everybody. Some people just aren't going to like it. And the sooner you can accept this + embody this + embrace this, the sooner you can move past the clawing fear of being criticized. Let people have their own opinions and preferences. It's not worth an ounce of your … Continue reading Your Art Is Not Meant For Everybody

Back to Our Roots

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~ Edgar Degas   My very first blog post was the best one I have ever written. I posted it six years ago, and with every year that passes I cherish that piece even more. Sometimes around 3 PM at my day … Continue reading Back to Our Roots