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Bill Moyers: pierce the mundane to find the marvelous

Pierce the Mundane to Find the Marvelous

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. - Bill Moyers Whether you're a writer or a designer, there's nothing more frightening - or inspiring - than a blank page ... Designing a new sticker is like facing that blank page, and then some. It's a blank page and moving ... [Read More]
If beer, coffee, or a nap can't solve it ...

Solving Those Simple Problems

If beer, coffee, or a nap can't cure it, you've got a serious problem. - unknown Consider the daily cycle of fluid intake. It's all about clearing the head. We crank up our days with large doses of liquified caffeine and wind them down with a pint or two of malt beverage. The ... [Read More]
You will never become a howling success ...

What Does it Take to be a Howling Success?

You'll Never Become a Howling Success by Just Howling ... - Bob Harrington Simple howls are one thing. Music is something else, altogether. Born in White Station, Mississippi, Chester Arthur Burnett became one of the most influential blues musicians of the mid 20th century. He ... [Read More]
Leslie finds it difficult to do nothing.

It's Not Easy Doing Nothing.

It's not easy being a couch potato. Or as the late great Leslie Nielsen put it ... "Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished." Of course, Yogi Berra had the answer for that: "it ain't over till it's over." I spent a good bit of time looking for an ... [Read More]
It's all about the bounce!

You Gotta Bounce

From meatballs to bouncing balls ... A wise person once said, "life is not about how well you run or how high you climb, it is about how well you bounce." It wasn't Confucius. It wasn't Sororities. It wasn't Plato. Or Rin Tin Tin. Life is full of adversities. Our reaction to those ... [Read More]
John Stewart's Insomnia

Is it Insomnia or a Moment of Inspiration?

How do you deal with insomnia? As rumor has it, John Stewart once exclaimed that "insomnia is my greatest inspiration." Whether your sleepless in Seattle or Sheboygan, insomnia is no fun. While it might inspire a winning monologue for John, it's tough on the average Joe. Just how ... [Read More]