Tag Archives: Optimism

Built In Assumptions

When we create, we draw upon our influences.  No artist can deny that.  The range and scope of our influences, the things that we took in at an earlier time as our signature absorption of our particular culture, provide the … Continue reading

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What Works Better Than Optimism?

Optimism works better than pessimism.  It gives you a chance of moving forward, instead of giving up before you start.  A certain amount of optimism is incredibly effective to help you pursue your artistic projects and get things done.  There … Continue reading

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Why Focusing on the Horizon Matters

It’s becoming well known that Asian children suffer a high incidence of myopia, with perhaps 75% of children requiring corrective lenses by their mid teens.  The reasons might be genetic, but that wouldn’t adequately explain any recent increase in myopia … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly Again

My wife reminded me, this morning, of a time when our daughter was about 3 or 4 years old.  She had been given a pair of fairy wings, made from a wire frame and covered with pink, translucent gauze.  They … Continue reading

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