Lessons, new techniques, and improving my morning routine

Discipline is something that takes longer to develop in some folks. I was bad at it forever. High school homework? Rarely got done. I rarely came to tests prepared. Usually either forgot they occurred altogether or crammed the night before. Both, the wrong way to do things. This kind of…

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Prudes and the American rating system

In 2000, we took our son to the theater to see a God awful movie called Mission to Mars. Before going to the movie, my son said "I want to be an astronaut." We saw the movie had a PG rating. No, not PG-13. Straight up PG. So we mistakenly…

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The Power of Repetition

I'm an artist, not a fighter. But in junior high and high school, American football was everything to me. In junior high, I legitimately thought I was going to make the NFL. Around my sophomore year of high school, I realized it was a pipe dream and went into a…

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Struggling with depression checklist

Contrary to popular opinion, most depression is treatable. Of course you don't hear about that because for one, a lot of people, including the super strong drug company lobby would lose a shitload of money. And for another, you've already heard my rant about how the media profits off your…

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Men – don’t ever lose your frame

I could tell you the exact moment the one who got away got away. I lost my frame once, and it was enough that it was over. We dragged it out longer than we should have but I knew I had lost her. I was really good at manipulating girls…

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You get the face you deserve

I was taking my dog for a walk. An older lady, had to be in her 60s, walked by swiftly carrying a shopping bag. She was beautiful. No, not in a sexual way, but in a different way. Her face had wrinkles, but they were all in the right direction.…

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Do you really need to be inspired?

You know why most artists starve? Because most artists either lack a work ethic or decent social skills. I know this from experience. My wife and I over the years have gone to tons of art galleries and have met countless artists. As ruthless as this sounds, that's another reason…

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Why happiness as a goal is a bad idea

"But I just want to be happy." You've heard many, many people utter this meaningless phrase. And were they happy? Of course not. You know why? Because it means nothing. Absolutely nothing. Happiness shouldn't be the end goal. You should shoot for accomplishments. You know what happens when you encounter…

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Adulting is awesome if you play your cards right

A lot of adults I talk to long for their childhoods. When I was a kid though, I couldn't wait to be an adult. You got nobody telling you what to do. You get to do what you want. You get to stay up as late as you want and…

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In search of sea monsters

You gotta love the old times. What we didn't know back then, we filled with imagination. Nowadays, we've lost that side of our psyche. We've become too logical, which leads to too dry. So unfortunately, people have replaced myths and legends with politics. And of course, politics brings out the…

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