My Creative Life

What It Means To Be A Creative

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There is a quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt that hangs on the bulletin board in my home office offers insight into what it means to me to be a creative person. It reads: “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of the creative effort.” I’m not sure how FDR had time for creative outlets during his time as President for a historic three terms. But as a brief read through his biography on Wikipedia indicates, he was a scholarly man of many interests. So it is probably…

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Organized Living

Pro-Tips For Computer File Organization

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Does the sight of a desktop that looks like this stress you out? If so, below are some tips for computer file organization that have proven successful for me as a digital creative. You know how it goes, as a digital creative (or even a really busy businessperson) we are on our computers for hours at a time. We are often juggling between working on complex projects, while at the same time downloading important documents off email, and saving funny meme’s off our social medias. Before you know it, our…

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Tales Of Tails

Rescuing Golden Retriever Turkey Dogs

Have you heard about the rescuing of Golden Retriever “Turkey Dogs” in Istanbul, Turkey? It’s hard to believe, but on the other side of the world, there isn’t enough Golden Retriever love to go around. I didn’t know anything about it until I came across this story that aired on CBS. According to locals, thousands of stray dogs fend for themselves on the streets of Istanbul, dodging traffic and begging for food. One breed in particular, however, is the most prone to malnourishment, exposure and death: Golden Retrievers. Because of their…

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My Creative Life

The Enemy of Perfection

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“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good” is a quote most attributed to Voltaire, the French philosopher and writer during the Age of Enlightenment. Variations of the sentiment have been espoused by philosophers and wise men (and women) throughout the ages. Like most great quotes, I think it stings when you read it because it’s true. Progress can come to a stop in the quest for perfection. Many creatives can fall victim to this trap. What’s the antidote? Just keep going. This is the theme song I’ve been playing…

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My Creative Life

Back to Blogging

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Returning to blogging, after such a long time from not doing it, really feels like coming home. Let me back up a minute and explain. I’ve blogged on and off for years and as such I have had more iterations of this blog than I really want to admit. There were times when I had really good periods of writing consistent content. And then I’ve had gaps where I didn’t write anything for months. Looking back, I can rationalize and explain a myriad of valid reasons why I didn’t keep…

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Everything Else

Samsung Chromebook Plus Review

I’m so excited to be spreading the word about how much I love my new Samsung Chromebook Plus laptop. I know they say that it isn’t all about having the right “gear” but rather, doing the best with what you’ve got. Well, I’d argue that sometimes having the right tool, can be the difference between making progress on a goal, and well, not. It’d be like trying to shred a block of cheese with a fork. No. Thank. You. Since I’d made the decision to head back into the blogsphere,…

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