When Minimal Isn’t Enough

12.16.2013 Minimal

Minimalism isn’t about having or doing the very least. It’s about having or doing things simply, when simple is best. I enjoy simplicity, but I also dearly enjoy extravagance and blowing the top off when it’s called for. You can watch a movie on your phone, but in my opinion you are not practicing minimalism […]

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The Impossible Dream

10.03.2013 The life of the mind

Do you have any dreams that exceed your current ability to make real? If not, why not? Dreaming is that thing that helps us make what seems impossible real. An impossible dream is something that can drive you. Without one it’s far too easy to accept one’s circumstances, to become comfortable and complacent, and to […]

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One Hit Wonder

10.02.2013 Books and Literature

I greatly dislike the term “one hit wonder.” The very fact that someone made something that you know is astounding and wonderful. They had a hit song. They published a book. They made a movie. They wrote a play. Just one. Only one. But that one thing was great. Why do we insist that greatness […]

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Writers! Break The Rules—Use Your Outdoor Voice

09.23.2013 blogging

While having lunch the other day with a business associate a stranger came to our table and interrupted us. She had been seated far across the rather large restaurant and had a question about something that I’d been talking about. She was pleasant and polite and I answered her question and went on with our […]

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How To Improve Your Home Movie Watching Experience Without Breaking The Bank

09.12.2013 Movies

Home theater can be a very expensive hobby—if you chose to make it that way. I’ve seen some absolutely stunning, amazing home theaters. There is absolutely no limit to how much money you can spend. On the other hand, even if you don’t yet aspire to having a home theater you can improve your own movie […]

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