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​Millions of Lives / Sunday Reading

“Our life is what our thoughts make it” -Marcus Aurelius Akira Kurosawa, in his film Rashomon, offered four perspectives of the same event. His film, and many writings and art through the ages, remind us that our experience of the world around us is purely subjective. There is no absolute truth...

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​Nonprofit Spotlight: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

In the past, I have written about artist nonprofit spaces across cities around the world. Often in these art hubs there is a concentration of high quality nonprofits supporting artists in every capacity of their careers. Occasionally, a nonprofit is so sweeping in its offerings that a blurb...

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Be the Conduit for Unknowable Questions

The world is full of questions. More questions than answers is the way it will always be for anyone who treads this lonely planet. There is much we simply can’t know within the bounds of a single lifetime, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Research studies have shown that small children ask...

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​Taking Chances and Making Chances / Newsletters digest

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” -Seneca There are moments when we find ourselves in the right place at the right time. Often we attribute this to luck, the random swirling of the universe placing us where we might meet with a golden chance. Perhaps there is more to it...

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​California Curators - to keep on your radar

California has a lively and blossoming art scene. Southern California in particular has, over the last several years, begun to claw its way out of the shadow of New York, shrugging off the stigma of a place awash in nothing but superficial glitter and establishing itself as a major hub of...

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​Be Generous

Generosity can be scarce in these times of doing it all for number one. We live in a society that values personal gain above all else. Nationalism incites nations to go it alone, leaving the rest of the world to fend for themselves. Individualism does the same on a much smaller scale, pitting...

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Disturb the Universe?

“Do I dare disturb the universe?” -T.S. Eliot This perhaps is a question we all must ask ourselves. It is comfortable to stick with the status quo, refusing to rock the boat for fear of capsizing. But a life lived quietly, it can be argued, is a life barely lived. The fear of being wrong or...

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​Ten Galleries to Know In Brooklyn, New York

Being an artist anywhere can feel like being a very little fish in a giant sea. Being an artist in New York City may at times feel like being a very small speck in an entire universe. While cities like New York are wonderful art hubs where a vast network can be developed and there is culture...

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​Pour Your Guts Out to the World

The formula for a life well lived might look something like this: Dive in head first > fail > repeat. Life is a series of cycles. There is of course the broad cycle, we are born, we live, we age, we die. But within this scope are countless other cycles for every part and parcel of our...

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Mistrust the Straight Path of Virtue

“What is the goal of virtue, after all, except a life that flows smoothly” -Epictetus From the moment we are born, we are conditioned to be good. We are shown right from wrong and scolded when we transgress the unwritten code of polite society. As we get older, the rules increase exponentially....

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