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Sunday Snippet: Scott Kurtz (PvP Comic)

November 23rd, 2014

“If I’ve learned one thing in the 14 years I’ve been a full-time cartoonist, it’s that you can not let anyone else define your professionalism. It has to be a personal ethos to which you adhere despite third party influence or acceptance. The old measuring sticks for professionalism are going away and now more than […]

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Frank Crane (1861-1928)

November 16th, 2014

“Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soul power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.” I would like to start up my own […]

Why I Never Complain (About Being Bored)

November 10th, 2014

In last week’s episode of The Walking Dead, one of the characters complained about being bored. Then, someone told him that he is incredibly lucky to feel safe enough to be bored in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. (Excuse the vagueness as I’m trying to avoid spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen the show.) […]

Sunday Snippet: Seneca the Younger

November 2nd, 2014

“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no […]

On Seeking Validation (It’s Not About You)

October 28th, 2014

It’s a very common piece of advice. Don’t worry what other people think. Just keep doing what you want to do and what you think is right and everything will work itself out in the end. People that provide you with this little nugget of wisdom surely mean well, but just like assuming that the […]

Sunday Snippet: Happy Birthday Edition

October 26th, 2014

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” Today is my birthday and I am now firmly ensconced in my 30s. I’m not really sure how I feel about that, as it seems like I’m too old to be “young” and too young to be considered “old.” I suppose it’s all a matter of […]

The Greatest Feeling in the World Is Not Accomplishment

October 23rd, 2014

We could talk all day about the true meaning of life and, at the end of the day, we could just as easily be right back where we started. Instead, most of us would likely agree that we share the common goal of happiness. It’s a terrific feeling, but it is inherently far too vague […]

Sunday Snippet: Colin Grant

October 19th, 2014

“And the old adage that with age comes wisdom is not true. With age comes the veneer of respectability and a veneer of uncomfortable truths.” We all like to think that we get a little bit wiser with each passing day. We like to think that we learn from experience, gaining those extra touches of […]