Category: passion

You’re More Creative Than You Think: The Myth of Left Brain

I’m about as left-brained as they come. I’m a numbers guy. I’m not creative. I’ve encountered a good few folks with the ‘creative vacancy’ mindset and, without fail, I’m always perplexed by it. It’s no secret that there is a healthy portion of the… Continue Reading “You’re More Creative Than You Think: The Myth of Left Brain”

Designing, Directing, and Disney: An Artistic Discussion With Kennon Cliche

In little over a week, I’ll be making my tentative, facemasked return to New York City– resuming University in a Covid-19 world. The pandemic has shifted what it means to get an Acting degree and while I’m thankful for the hybrid, somewhat in-person class… Continue Reading “Designing, Directing, and Disney: An Artistic Discussion With Kennon Cliche”

Where Do Ideas Come From? Stimulating Imagination

Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Godfather. What do they have in common? They all started with good ideas. They’re imaginative. So how can I stimulate my own imagination? Where do good ideas come from? Creativity is a muscle and the… Continue Reading “Where Do Ideas Come From? Stimulating Imagination”

What Counts As Art?

I’m going to show you a picture… At a Modern Art gallery in San Francisco, a teenager left a pair of glasses on the floor as a bit of lighthearted, ironic fun. What happened next is the interesting part. Museum patrons who crossed paths… Continue Reading “What Counts As Art?”

You Could Be An Expert At Anything… So Why Aren’t You?

You could be an expert at anything, right now. So why aren’t you? People say that if you comprehensively read three books on any given subject, you’ll know more on that subject than 95% of the population (of course this only accounts for book… Continue Reading “You Could Be An Expert At Anything… So Why Aren’t You?”

The Importance of Storytelling

Every year, masses from around the globe flock to Jonesborough, TN, a small town that less than 6,000 people call home. They gather in Jonesborough for the National Storytelling Festival. In 1973, sixty or so people gathered on hay bales and wagons to share… Continue Reading “The Importance of Storytelling”