January 7, 2013

openareas:

New from me at Forbes: You and Your Musical Rut - why your future self demands you start listening to something else, man.

Yep, I have another fresh piece up today. I hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

It’s all well and good to have a favorite genre of music, but if you don’t mix it up a bit, you’ll be using the same song for your wedding slideshow that you’ll use when you upload to YouTube the video of you burning down your trailer when you attempted a career as a meth dealer.  Yea, life is going to suck sometimes, kids. You may have great moments of achievement. But you’ll also have your share of moments of despair. And you’ll need music for all those occasions, for the weddings and births, for the AA meetings and sentencings, for the job promotions and unemployment checks, for the day you buy a house and the day you move back into your mother’s basement.

Read, click, please share. I appreciate when you click and share. Makes me love you even more.

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December 19, 2012

ginchiest:

When called, they each came for different reasons.

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October 20, 2010
Enablers, all of you.

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May 4, 2010

juliamarie3 asked: On tuesdays I usually recommend you. I hope it's ok that I recommend you for personalities instead of creative writing. It's just that I generally don't like the writing community and if I had a choice of admiring you for your writing only or admiring you as a person who happens to be an amazing writer, I'd pick the second. I know you're not a huge fan of compliments but I thought I'd let you know that you're grrrrrreat! (Tony the tiger style)

Man. You know what? It’s typical ME that you’ve somehow gotten the impression that I don’t like compliments. I adore compliments. I even label them in Gmail so that I can go back and find them later. This comes in handy on days when I feel like an incompetent loser who aspires to someday be a hack.

Maybe you think I’m not a huge fan of compliments because I usually don’t publish them? I rarely publish something that is just a compliment with no question, but it’s not because I don’t enjoy them, it’s because I’m trying to avoid coming off as a fathead who posts too much.

Frankly, I think “personality” is a more accurate category for me. Or “parenting”. I like “creative writing” because it’s not as saturated as the first and because I don’t really think of myself as a parent. Obviously I *am* a parent, but my internal identity isn’t attached to some nebulous idea of parenthood. It’s attached to Bean, and I’m always surprised when the parents of his classmates start conversations with me like I’m one of them. To borrow your phrasing, I’m not a parent, I’m just a person who happens to have an amazing kid.

To sum up? Do whatever you strikes your fancy. 

(Also, I’m not certain what you mean by “the writing community”, but I can assure you that more than half of the people listed in the creative writing directory are awesome. If it weren’t so late already, I’d make you a list. Suffice it to say here that I’m proud to be in their company.)

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