Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

Writing a book is weird and hard. I know..not hard like farming or construction or being a doctor or a police officer. I don’t mean that, of course. I mean, it’s mentally draining and it’s full of a lot of self-doubts, even if you’re just doing it mainly for fun like I am. I am …

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When you haven’t created in over a month and then you do – it’s like you were holding your breath and didn’t realize it. And now you’re breathing again.

When I was in high school and college I wrote and sketched and photographed what I wanted without much thought to how it might upset or bother someone. I would definitely say I was much more in tune with my creative brain back then. I stayed up late creating either through drawing or writing, rarely …

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I’ve decided the more I’m off social media, the more creative I can be, which is why it looks like another social media detox is coming up in the next week or so and it may last 30-days like I did earlier this year. Actually, saving my creativity isn’t the only reason for dropping off …

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My kid flops on the couch on his stomach, face smashed into the cushions and lets out an exasperated sigh. He turns his face toward me, eyelids heavy and his words are full of whine: “I’m sooooooo booooooored.” While I once thought filling my children’s days with various activities was the key to keeping them …

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So many people want to be a photographer but are stuck on the idea the photo has to be technically perfect. They want their child to sit just right or the light to hit just so or the moment to be simply perfect and if they can’t do that then forget it – the photo …

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I fell into one of those Youtube spirals the other night (like one does) and I caught an interview from last year with Ellen and Bradley Cooper. Ellen asks Bradley if he is on social media at all, although she admits she already knows he isn’t. When he says “No, I’m not.” she feigns shock …

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This is part of a five part series focusing on tips for creatives to keep their own, unique, authentic voice from being silenced. I recently dropped Facebook for about a week, except for posting a few photos to my Facebook page. I stopped scrolling the timeline. I looked at Instagram maybe once a day or …

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