Depending on whom you ask, you can get a lot of different ideas about what a vision really is. If you ask a business person, you'll get one answer, but if you ask an artist, you'll get something else. Ask a pastor or a plumber, a singer or a seamstress, and you'll come away with … Continue reading What is a Vision?
This post originally appeared on StoryGurus.com. April 30th was a big day for my family. We had a 16-foot long inflatable water slide parked in my backyard, 20 kids running around, and a cookie cake that was over an inch-and-a-half thick if you include the icing – all to celebrate my son’s eighth birthday. That … Continue reading Why Every Writer Should Dream of a Comfy Chair
I have always been a creative person. Going back to my childhood, I was constantly doodling or writing on some empty corner of paper. I eventually became a sort-of-cartoonist by the time I reached high school, when I decided to really throw myself into my artwork. My friend Ashton and I spent hours coming up … Continue reading A Creative’s Fear of Being Wrong
In 1893, a struggling author brought a manuscript to his publisher for consideration. Despite the author’s previous successes, the publisher rejected the newest manuscript because, in the publisher’s estimation, the book would never sell. Undaunted, the author took it on himself to publish the book. Using money that he didn’t have, he commissioned an artist … Continue reading Reshaping Christmas
This past weekend, my daughter's ballet company completed their annual Nutcracker show at the Infinite Energy Center here in Gwinnett. It was a wonderful and busy weekend, with 2 shows on Friday, 3 shows on Saturday, 2 shows on Sunday, and 2 more school shows on Monday. Approximately 10 minutes after getting in the car … Continue reading Reflections of a #DanceDad