• On two kinds of mastery: vertical and lateral.

    …It struck me recently that mastery alone holds no interest for me when that mastery is purely vertical. Listen to me read the piece below here:   You must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work… You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success.

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  • Know this when you make choices.

    Life changes without warning, and ends. We are fragile. Show more love. Show more love. Show more love. Listen to me read this piece below:   I told Chris the entire plot of Claire Messud’s The Woman Upstairs in bed, his hand resting on my hipbone. The book is fraught with anxieties about being a

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  • On what’s coming next in 2015.

    2015 is, for me, about bringing forth conversations about building a creative legacy sustainably, and with resilience. Listen to me read the below here:   For the Solstice yesterday — which was also the New Moon, and also Yule — I burrowed beneath the covers with a perfectly smooth stone, a pen, and a pile

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  • Two important ingredients for creative discovery.

    It’s looking closely, becoming entranced, and developing obsessions that leads us down the road to discovery. Listen to me read this piece here:   When you look closely at anything familiar, it kind of transmogrifies into something unfamiliar — the sort of cognitive version of saying your name again and again and again, or a word

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