You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.

Austin Kleon, a self-described “writer who draws,” emphasizes the importance of your surroundings in regards to creativity: There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income. I think the same thing is true …

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A 1960's El Camino car, yellow naturally, holds 6 people. This blog was viewed about 550 times in 2014. If it were a yellow car, it would take about 90 trips to carry that many people. Click here to …

On anarchy

Anarchy the very word is enough to provoke visions of riots, of pillage of plunder. Oddly the word itself originally meant something else entirely. It meant simply that there was no ruler. Hence Schmidt's quote that the internet has no rulers. According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word comes from the Greek anarkhia, from anarkhos, from an- 'without' + arkhos 'chief, ruler'. In …

A Lovely Blog Award

I've been nominated for a lovely blog award!! I have seen these awards images on sites and often wondered about them. And now I have one. Many thanks to Terry at Through the Lens of my Life for kindly nominating me. Quoting from Terry's site The One Lovely Blog Award recognizes blogs considered to be lovely, …