Failure of Scale

Comparison is terribly misunderstood. Some say’s it’s good because it breeds competition. Other says it’s bad because it screws up your self-image. I think both of these groups are wrong. Comparison is natural and it’s also completely neutral. The dangers and benefits of comparison are in the scale not in the comparison itself. For example,…

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Broken Movies

I’ve spent the last week watching mostly 80’s films, Christmas films and general kids level fluff. And I’ve enjoyed the shit out of it. I think I’ve finally found a way to mute the creator mind and just watch something passively. I like that these films are what they are. They have low goals, and…

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Lounging Away Our Lives

How many articles have you read online that tell you social media is worse for us than smoking crack? Or that the 24 hour news cycle is making us reactionary and ignorant as a society? How many decades have people been saying that 6 hours of television every day is just not natural? And it’s…

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Creative Poison

We all like to think that creative people are another class; that they exist on some higher plane than the rest of us where everything is easy and amusing. We like to think that they have a clear vision of what they are doing at all times; a clear vision of where they’re headed, and…

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Read Less. Learn More.

What would you say if I told you that reading one book can be more valuable than reading fifty? That re-reading something familiar is more valuable than reading something new? What would you say if I told you that you could learn more by reading less? Information Overload With 1,500–2,000 TV shows aired, 600,000–1 million…

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Finding Lights On

As a creative exercise Lynda Barry often suggests people to vividly visualize a scene from their past. She suggests a granularity I had never considered with things like: look down at your feet & what do you see. This process has been something I find myself doing, not as a journaling habit but rather as…

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