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Are you hungry for more in life? Do you thirst for new knowledge and inspiration? If you in all honesty can say yes to both of those, great! Or would you say you’re content with your life? Because that is a dangerous place to be.

Until recently, I had a steady paying gig. The client and I worked together for years, and I wasn’t mentally prepared when the gig ended. My mistake. What I took away from this experience can be boiled down to: savings are good, complacency is bad. Continue reading…

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In Defense of Ugly Children

In Defense of Ugly Children

It’s late at night in the workshop. I’m really too tired to continue working, but I’m so close to finishing that I can’t quite make myself shut down yet. There’s less than half an hour of work left, so I rationalize that it’s best to just push on and get it all done in one [...]

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Star Wars Came to Town

Star Wars Came to Town

Like thousands of others, I grew up playing with Star Wars toys and loving the original trilogy. I would go so far as to say that Star Wars in many ways was the definitive work of fiction in my youth, and as such continues to inspire and influence me today. And again, I am not [...]

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Wile E. Coyote the Unlikely Guru

Wile E. Coyote the Unlikely Guru

It dawned on me the other day. I’m a lot like Wile E. Coyote. I actually strive to be like this unfortunate creature and take pride in it. For years I watched him as he tried to catch the road runner. That annoying little twerp. I was always rooting for the hilariously unlucky coyote. I [...]

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Random Inspiration

Random Inspiration

When I was around 9 years old, my dad bought me a choose-your-own-adventure book. One of those where you read up to a certain point, then choose which way the story goes next, and every so often you may have to roll some dice and fight a monster. This book started a fascination that to [...]

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10 Inspiring Blogs for Creatives 2

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A year ago, when Another Passion was still brand new, I published a list of blogs to follow if you’re a creative person. Besides this one, of course. The time has come to once again share a list of recommended blogs. On the sites listed below, you will find hours of reading guaranteed to spark [...]

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Questing for Passion

Questing for Passion

What do you do if you are a creative person, but you don’t know what your passion is? This question came to me from Jenipher. I replied briefly: keep looking and trying things, but I also got inspired to write something a little more detailed. For me, the answer was to analyze and combine interests. [...]

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