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Creative Zen

September 28, 2009 2 comments

Equipment may ultimately help the creative type succeed, but there is no equipment in the world that knows the precise moment when to click the shutter and capture art.

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Two Friends, Two Beers and Moment of Reflection

September 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Sometimes it’s best to just stop and stare out into space soaking up the view, looking at the task ahead and remembering just how beautiful life can be.

Pic is from Joe Piccola’s wedding this past weekend in Lake Tahoe. Joe and his freshman year roommate take a moment to reflect and look ahead.

joe and dewey

Categories: Photography, Quotes

Risk, Failure, and Success

September 2, 2009 1 comment

Read them. Print them. Post them where you can see them.

It’s too easy to forget in this hyper-connected world, where celebrities’ reputations die in seconds and commentators spew loud opinions from their talking heads in pressed suits, that the world isn’t about reaching perfection, but about striving to be better. Those who push boundaries, take risk, help others, and most importantly leave nothing on the table are the ones who lay down at night and smile. They might be broke, out of a job, at a loss for direction, but they are the innovators, the creators, and the brave few who challenge the impossible and try try again.

  • “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” – Woody Allen
  • The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. – Charles Dubois
  • Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. – Ella Williams
  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
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Impossible

August 19, 2009 1 comment

What have you deemed impossible and thus holding back from?

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enought to know they were impossible.” ~ Doug Larson

“Never tell a young person that something can not be done. God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing.” ~ Dr. J. A. Holmes

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” ~ Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Categories: Advice, Quotes

Just a Thought…

May 13, 2009 Leave a comment

If you’re not bat-shit crazy with a bit of sensibility then what the hell are you doing with your life?

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Remember Pluto? That’s right it *was* the ninth planet…

April 15, 2009 2 comments

Like some who are addicted to TED, I’ve found a deep love for the Commonwealth Club of California. Most of their talks are available as podcasts and feature personalities ranging from Ted Turner to Gwen Ifill, but the most surprising as of late was Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and author of The Pluto Files. During his talk he answers questions about Pluto’s demise, why it didn’t exactly match up to be a planet and what a young boy sent him when he learned his favorite planet was no more. The hour-long talk is entertaining, refreshing and well worth a quick listen to.

To download the podcast either check out the Commonwealth’s Apple Store page or go here.

Categories: Conversations, Quotes

Rodale Publisher: “I think it’s time we should take back control, and set the policies”

March 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Comments from the 5th annual Magazine Publishers of America digital magazine conference.

Rodale executive vice president and group publisher MaryAnn Bekkedahl, on charging for online content: “People have been talking for a long time about how the consumer is in control—I think it’s time we should take back control, and set the policies.”

Bekkedahl adds: “The 23-year-old on an iMac in the café—people are beginning to realize that isn’t great content. He doesn’t have the experience.”

So much to say, but I’m only 26 so I guess I should just keep my mouth shut and go back to taking unpaid internships.

– Quotes thanks to Folio Magazine by Dylan Stableford

Categories: Journalism, Multimedia, Quotes