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Dancing in the Gap

“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career, you have a life.” – Cheryl Strayed “Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.” – Mary McLeod Bethune “I knew I had been transformed, moved by the revelation that human beings create art, that…

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To Be Touched by Everything I’ve Found

One obvious problem with long drives is that it eats into reading time. You can solve this with audio books, of course, but then what of podcasts? As a heavy consumer of both, what do you choose? And this is where time becomes our enemy. Long drives require epic podcast episodes, and there’s nothing more…

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The Muse

There’s a ghost in my head. A story that won’t go away. Compelling and screaming to be written. The boy in the story died over 300 years ago, and he didn’t live much of a life at all. A life of lost freedom and sadness. But his story is screaming out for someone to tell…

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The Lindy Effect

A few years ago Nassim Nicholas Taleb described a phenomenon known as the Lindy Effect in his book Antifragile. Soon after you started hearing about it in other work, referenced in blog posts, magazine articles and even its own Wikipedia page. I tend to shy away from uber-trendy topics, but I’ve thought a lot about…