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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Plan a Damn Thing

A.k.a have no expectations to exceed your expectations Written while listening to: “Is it All Worth it?” — Treetop Flyers Writers like to plan. To write is to predict the future, even as you go. To know what a character is thinking when they walk to the basement or where that basement is, what’s lurking in that… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Try to Plan a Damn Thing

Art

Great Art is Hard to Find…Literally

A.k.a the secret(ish) industrial art galleries of Chicago’s South Side Written while listening to: the crackling of a fire and my fam watching football There’s an episode of Girls where Hannah, the British one, and Kylo Ren all go to a warehouse party. And while I usually pretend to like that show ironically (while secretly… Continue reading Great Art is Hard to Find…Literally

Blog · Writing

The Kid in “The Giving Tree” is a Dick

A.k.a How Shel Silverstein prepared us for crappy relationships Written while listening to: “Tennessee Pusher” — Old Crow Medicine Show There are lots of books and movies we re-visit as adults and go “holy balls, this thing was for kids?” Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree was kind of like that for me. On one hand, I used… Continue reading The Kid in “The Giving Tree” is a Dick

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Work Somewhere That Inspires You to Be Great

A.k.a I found my people Written while listening to: “Love is All I am” — Dawes I’ve always struggled with finding a place where I felt I truly “belonged.” I mean hell, who hasn’t? We all have those moments where we play “Go the Distance” from Hercules on repeat on our iPods. But even before I was… Continue reading Work Somewhere That Inspires You to Be Great