227. Why we must create now

We are all born artists, and we start imagining and creating as soon as our brains allow. As children, all that we knew for a while was how to express ourselves – uninhibited, in 100% raw form. It did not matter if we were “good” or “bad”...

226. Art is the great equalizer

There is nothing more fundamental to the human spirit than self-expression through art. The thing is everyone can do art of some form. It absolutely wrecks me when someone says, “I’m not creative” or “so and so can draw better than me.”...

225. Where is the fulfillment in raising children?

The father-daughter dance at weddings almost always brings me to tears. I never had a dance with my dad. He never got to see me get married, have children, and build a life as an adult. When I think about the why of raising children, I often think in a long term way...

224. My favorite kind of storm

My favorite kind of storm is filled with tension in the air, flashes of inspiration, and thunderous applause – it’s a brainstorm! Brainstorms take place at a beginning completely full of possibilities. You can’t brainstorm wrong – there are no...

223. What happens when you assume?

Growing up, there was a little joke or maybe it was a way to help remember how to spell assume but it went like this – when you assume, you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me.” I’m not sure I fully grasped that...