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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On Artists and Free Speech

One huge beef I have with a lot of today's artists - in the 1980s, artists stood together for Free Speech. "I may not like what you have to say, but I will die to defend your Right to say it." You'd hear artists make that proclamation. Musicians teamed up…

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Top 10% of anything is easy

If you want to be in the top 10% of anything, it's super easy. I'll give you a hot tip about people nowadays. They're lazy. The vast majority of people want nice things without having to do the work. Then they complain about not having nice things. You'll see this…

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Top 10 Fantasy movies of the 80s

Fantasy is a catch all phrase. Add a little bit of mysticism in the movie and suddenly the morons put the movie on a Fantasy list. No. This list is legit fantasy. It's also a list that contains no animation. Nothing against animation. I just think animation should have its…

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By no means perfect

I'm by no means perfect. Heck, artist should already be a red flag. Sane artist is an oxymoron. We're all a bit nuts. Just some more than others. Last night, I killed half a bottle of whiskey. It's fantastic whiskey, Nikka coffee grain whisky, one of my favorites and quite…

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Why Bob Ross is one of my heroes

Are you a Bob Ross fan? I am. Big time. Not just for his painting lessons. But also his mindset. You ever see Bob Ross freak out? Heck, if the zombie invasion started, he would have just kept painting. Chill AF. In a zone. He'd even take his mistakes and…

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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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Want to be a good writer?

I'm not a fisherman. But I could still tell you how to get started. You need a fishing pole. And you need a body of water that contains fish. Then you need to bring those pieces together. The same thing with writing. If you want to be a good writer,…

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How I lost 20 pounds

Before I write the article, I want to make a few things clear. One - this is NOT going to turn into a health blog. I've turned it into a freestyle blog where I can write about anything I want. This time, I'm writing about something personal. This is the…

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