Tips for​ Finding Your Next Creative Role

As a creative, there is great value in building a close family of friends, allowing you to share in the joys and pains found in the film, television, and other facets of the creative world. Too, your network of collective wisdom can serve to steer you toward growth and success. Below is a conversation I... Continue Reading →

Pain – Getting Through It

Let's face it, we ALL face trouble in our lives. As a creative or business owner, you will face challenges as you seek to succeed. Ways to get through pain (regardless of the type): Confide in a trusted friend who will listen. Often, just talking it out helps to deflate the inner turmoil you may... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Discovering Individuality

Due to our ability to discern, solve problems, and express ourselves, we are all, to varying degrees, creative. I know that nature lovers could quickly point to the intricate web of a spider, or even the design-making ability of a pufferfish and say that they are creative; yet, while there is no doubt that numerous creatures... Continue Reading →

This Day in History: “We Are the World” Released

Today, March 7, marks thirty-three years since "We Are the World" viewable here was released. As a youth I enjoyed singing along with the numerous vocal greats, and the powerful melody and lyrics have come to take on a deeper meaning to many. Co-written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, the single instantly rose to... Continue Reading →

Purpose + Personal Strength + Passion = Destiny

Most everyone born in the later half of the 20th Century is familiar with the 1981 Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire (Best Picture, Best Original Music Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design + 3 additional nominations), featuring the story of runner Eric Liddell. The Olympic gold medal recipient has influenced many following his days... Continue Reading →

Achieving Your Best as a Creative Professional

I find it interesting how we often set our sights on the accomplishments of others to serve as targets for our own personal goals. Recently, I was having a discussion with a budding screenplay writer who listed some names and awards of seasoned writers he wants to emulate, noting their resulting fame and fortune. In... Continue Reading →

How to Live out Grace, A Personal Illustration

As I was getting ready to work at my home office this morning I noticed that my son left an English paper home, and I texted him about it. Shortly thereafter, I received a call from him noting a sense of desperation to figure out a way to at least get some credit for completing his... Continue Reading →

Love on a Cold & Drafty Night

Winter was in full force, and the wind could be heard twisting itself between the nearby buildings. At times it whistled through the fire escape, somehow making the cold night feel even colder. The draft sent the Lady of the house to bed early, as she hoped to curl up under her covers, safe from the dropping household temperatures. In time,... Continue Reading →

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