Art

“We were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides.  And so what shall we wonder at?  Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments?  Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted to battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished.  The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen.  We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.” ~ Robert Ardrey via Acts of God

The Power of Story and How It Creates Meaning and Value in Life.

Looking at art

The other day I went to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

It had been years (probably closer to a decade) since I had been to the Albright-Knox (or to any art museum for that matter), and I wanted to spend some time with other people’s masterpieces.

I felt like I was in a rut and that I was seeing the same art and inspirations on the same platforms day in and day out.

I wanted to re-frame my thinking and step outside of my normal zone with the hope of creating new connections in my brain that might inspire my next move with my own art.

What’s interesting is that I found myself surprisingly distant and disconnected from the pieces in the exhibit.

As I walked piece to piece, my thoughts were roughly as follows: Continue reading

Top 15 Quotes from Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck by Seth Godin

Top 15 Quotes from Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck by Seth Godin

‘Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue.’

Type in ‘Seth’ to any search engine and you’ll find his blog.  Since he started blogging in the early 1990s, Seth Godin has written more than two million words and shaped the way we think about marketing, leadership, careers, inno­vation, creativity, and more.  Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? brings together the very best of Seth Godin’s acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new.

Collected in his book are six years of his best, most entertaining, and most poignant blog posts, plus a few bonus ebooks.  Be ready though, because Godin writes to get under our skin. He wants us to stand up and do something remarkable, outside the standards of the industrial system that raised us – and he presents an incredibly persuasive case.  It’s time to stop waiting, delaying, and procrastinating and it’s time to start taking action and making change in the world – starting with the piece of the world that has become the stomping ground of your life. Continue reading

Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck? [Book]

Book Overview:  Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? brings together the very best of Seth Godin’s acclaimed blog and is a classic for fans both old and new. ‘Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue.’ Since he started blogging in the early 1990s, he has written more than two million words and shaped the way we think about marketing, leadership, careers, inno­vation, creativity, and more. Much of his writing is inspirational and some is incendiary. Collected here are six years of his best, most entertaining, and most poignant blog posts, plus a few bonus ebooks.

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“Writers, of course, are obliged by our professions to spend much of our time going nowhere.  Our creations come not when we’re out in the world, gathering impressions, but when we’re sitting still  turning those impressions into sentences.  Our job, you could say, is to turn, through stillness, a life of movement into art.  Sitting still is our workplace, sometimes our battlefield.” ~ Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness

 

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