Archive for November, 2014

I will act.

I’ve spent a good portion of the last several years of my life talking, mostly complaining, about how I don’t like how things are.  Looking back though now, I’m realizing that I don’t have anything to show for my thoughts.  Mostly because they were just complaints.  There’s not a lot anybody […]

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That which we feed, grows

I haven’t been able to get this thought out of my mind.  Like most things that are powerful, it’s simple.   It leads me to a few questions that I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. What do I feed?  What am I paying the most attention to?  Do I […]

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Your Heart

This may seem obvious to most, but all of the technique and determination in the world won’t make up for a lack of inspiration.  All of the knowledge, skills, and ability can’t make up for the lack of heart and soul that is required to do your best work. I […]

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How I Identify Myself

I realized something this morning. I realized that my definition of myself has changed over the years. I have always identified myself by the roles which I play in society, instead of who I really am, and what I love doing. Let me me explain… When I have a lot of […]

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What I do is less important than who I am.

I was re-reading one of my favorite books lately, Visual Poetry by Chris Orwig, and this idea really stuck out to me.  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.  What I do is less important than who I am. I’m scared to death of failure.  I’m afraid to undertake […]

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Can you hear me?

As somebody who creates things, and would love for those things to get noticed, it’s pretty hard to get people’s attention.  Honestly, most people just can’t be bothered.  We all have our own lives to live.  I find security in Facebook over Twitter though.  Let me set the record straight, I […]

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The Ghost of Poor Old Ellie Bowers

I just finished putting together a video for my band, Jearbear.  The song is about a pioneer woman named Eilley Bowers in the old west who had everything, then lost it all, and now supposedly haunts her former mansion. I put the video together using After Effects.  I built a […]

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NextGEN Gallery slideshow with Navigation

I’m using the free version of the WordPress NextGEN gallery, which by the way, is a pretty great plugin.  I wanted to use the slideshow, but wanted to have navigation attached to it.  The slideshow in the free version of NextGEN gallery doesn’t have the navigation.  I particularly like the […]

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