Inspiration Is for Amateurs

“Inspiration is for amateurs.  The rest of us just show up and get to work.” Artist Chuck Close said that, and I wholeheartedly believe that. It’s funny, most of us went to school and did what we were told to do when we were told to do.  The key there is that …

Rock n Roll Is a Sane Reaction to an Insane World

I read that quote somewhere.  If you know who said that originally, will you let me know? Rock n roll is a particular kind of music.  It demands energy, commitment and intensity.  It is a generalization, of course, but a genre isn’t a genre unless there are distinct, defining characteristics. …

You Win by Showing Up

All you need to do is show up. But showing up is not just merely being physically present at some place at some time. It means you are present, as in, you are paying attention to what’s here and now. You are not reveling in or plagued by your past.  You …