“I Need My Space”: Why Environment Matters When Creating

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The environment I am a part of is draining me. I find that the amount of productivity I experience in a shared, community creation space is much more powerful than any times I try to work from home.

What if Nature Spoke Directly to You?

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When a man tunes his ear to the voice of the land and nature, a new perspective can emerge. Do you have the courage to listen?

As a Young Man, Do You Spend More Time Creating or Consuming?

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There is risk in spending too much time consuming others’ works and missing out on the creation of something which advances our life or the world of those around us.

Mapmaking

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Dwight Gray’s “Mapmaking” makes the simple act of a child drawing appear as profound and miraculous as any myth of creation and destruction.

I’m Shane. I Could Die Tonight. Come Laugh at My Nightmare.

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“Shane Burcaw … is razor smart, irreverent, and laugh-out-loud funny. I would help change his underpants anytime.” ~Rainn Wilson

Odd Times I Cry

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Norbert Brown knows that being a “weepy kind of guy” makes life a more difficult for himself. But at least now, he understands why.

The Fifth Assassin

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An interview with political thriller novelist Brad Meltzer and a review of his latest book, “The Fifth Assassin”.

Cockfighters and Poets

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What the cockfighter and the artist have in common is what they put on the line.

From Wordsworth to Childbirth, Finding Where We’re Home

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Father delves into poetry, paternity, and zoology to understand man’s place

Let’s Talk…

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Will you be the artist whose work will raise public awareness and encourage people to talk about sexual violence against men?

A Call to the Sacred Masculine: Ten Daring Invitations From the Divine Feminine

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If I am going act like a goddess, I want a man who acts like a god.

The Blinker

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Lisa Hickey reflects on a very simple invention and gains an insight.

Gaming: Design Digital Dreams With TV One’s Urban Game Jam [@akilshohen]

Black designers can get in the game with the new reality show focused on developing tomorrow’s hit video games.

Childbirth, C-Sections and the Violence of Creation

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Christian Piatt talks about witnessing the birth of his son, and how while it’s miraculous, it’s also violent.

Guestpost #79: Joel Buxton – Ten things I’ve learned from stand up comedy

Bio: Joel is a Toronto-based writer, stand-up comic, and sketch performer, who also finds a little time on the side to eat pizza and drink pop. For more of Joel’s writing, check out his work at www.Bite.ca/daily, stand-up comedy blog “Premise PUNCH Tag”, or his webcomic “Awesome Marcus Ninja”. You can find clips of Joel’s sketch pals […]

RIP Steve Jobs. We Will Miss You.

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“Here’s to the crazy ones…you can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.”