Must Great Artists Act Like Bad People? Joan Didion Had Some Thoughts

By Jack Canfora Ok, just to be clear, this isn’t a post debating the merits and debits of cancel culture. At all. So, let’s all take a cleansing breath to celebrate that. However, the recent passing of the peerless writer Joan Didion got me to thinking about what it takes to be a great writer … More Must Great Artists Act Like Bad People? Joan Didion Had Some Thoughts

Bemoaning our Fate

Year ago I was writing a technical book with two business partners. It was a beast – 737 pages of dense and technical content. We divided up the chapters that each of us was going to write. I agreed to do more than the others because I’d written a technical book before. But it was … More Bemoaning our Fate

Stuck in the Clouds: An Aviator’s Guide to Pointless Overthinking

I have a love-hate relationship with thinking. Sometimes, I get in these kinds of flow states where I follow my train of thought – connecting the dots along the way. When I follow my thoughts in this way, I find it euphoric. I often derive my best writing doing so.   This is all well and … More Stuck in the Clouds: An Aviator’s Guide to Pointless Overthinking

Silence

Yesterday, the first full day that both of my kids were back at school, I just sat in my empty house in silence. No tv or music, my cell phone turned to vibrate, computer off. Just the hum of the refrigerator and the sound of the rain on the window. It felt like a whole … More Silence

The Importance of Language When Making New Year’s Resolutions

By Troy Headrick It’s that time of year again when people think about the new year and how they’d like to make changes in their lives going forward.  We often refer to these proposed life modifications as “new year’s resolutions.” The other day, while stepping out of the shower, the idea hit me—insights come as … More The Importance of Language When Making New Year’s Resolutions

An unexpected lesson from the world’s most dangerous sport.

By E.L. Jayne Red rock roads and satin sunsets. Crimson cacti and eclectic, desert diners. Moab, Utah is a splendid sight for sore eyes. This trip to Moab held a completely new experience in store for me. I was attending a festival for BASE jumpers to film my friends jump off really high mountains. … More An unexpected lesson from the world’s most dangerous sport.

A Post For Those Who Find The Holidays Challenging

By Jack Canfora (But not really – someone way better – and best of all – departed long enough to free me of any copyright issues! Besides, the letter is written to someone named Kappus, which I repeatedly misread as Krappus, so that’s comic gold right there… Rome, 23 December 1903 My dear Mr Kappus, … More A Post For Those Who Find The Holidays Challenging