“Go Make Your Art”

I often end these blog posts with the sentence, “Go make your art.” And while many readers of this blog are other artists, the sentence applies to anyone. Recall our definition of art: “doing something that might not work in service of others.” Whatever industry you’re in, whatever you’re trying to do, whatever change you’reContinue reading ““Go Make Your Art””

Don’t Shoot The Messenger

“The first messenger, that gave notice of Lucullus’ coming was so far from pleasing Tigranes that, he had his head cut off for his pains; and no man dared to bring further information. Without any intelligence at all, Tigranes sat while war was already blazing around him, giving ear only to those who flattered him.”Continue reading “Don’t Shoot The Messenger”

“I Just Wanted A Chance!”

LookIf you hadOne shotOr one opportunityTo seize everything you ever wantedIn one momentWould you capture itOr just let it slip? -Eminem, “Lose Yourself” In the spirit of the Breeders Cup this weekend, here’s a post about horse racing and art… My good friend Joe is hands down one of the best thoroughbred handicappers in theContinue reading ““I Just Wanted A Chance!””

Nobody Knows

“You’re here. You know what to do.” –Stand Up If You’re Here Tonight by John Kolvenbach In his bestselling book, Adventures In The Screen Trade, William Goldman famously wrote “Nobody knows anything.” While he was referring to Hollywood, this statement can be applied to any industry, anything you’re trying to do. Nobody knows. Nobody knowsContinue reading “Nobody Knows”