World After World


“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you.”

— Anne Lamott    bird by bird

Painting:  Moments to Myself   Joseph Lorusso (American, 1966-)



Own It

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“Take whatever weird little opportunity you can find and own it.”

Tara Schuster, author of Buy Yourself the Fucking Lilies

I read an article by Tara and my interpretation about the article is this: If you don’t have much to do when you start a new job, or you don’t feel like you are qualified, how can you stay busy, improve things, or show your worth? “Take whatever weird little opportunity you can find and own it…Best case scenario: someone cool will notice. Worst case? You’ll know and take pride, even if the task sucks.”

We can apply this to NOW in our personal lives. Take the time to call someone who you haven’t spoken to in awhile and get caught up. Cuz some of us certainly have the time.

Harness The Creative

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Graham Greene: He would structure his entire workday to harness the creative power of his dreams. He would draft new sections of a novel in the morning – tapping away until he had met his self-imposed daily quote of five hundred words – and then read them over before bed, leaving his subconscious to work during the night.

Why We Dream by Alice Robb

I believe in thinking about a big problem before falling asleep, and seeing where my dreams take me, if I have any dreams at all!

Decotora Semi Trucks

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I read this article on the Messy Nessy website about Japanese Truckers. There is a book about them too, called Decotora: 1998-2007 Japanese Art Truck Scene. I’m almost tempted to buy the book. I hope that semis in the United States start decorating their trucks. Perhaps this is already being done in the US, but I don’t see many fancy semis driving through Wisconsin.