Creative Life

/Creative Life

Having to do with proactively engineering your life experience. Once you’ve taken care of your practical side, what are you going to do?

Can Beer Help Your Golf Game?

By | February 7th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Life, Observations, Philosophy|

Back in my younger days my buddies and I used to play a lot of golf. There was a tucked away course that we loved because it was cheap, laid back, and had very little traffic; great for us because we weren’t exactly your well-dressed, upstanding, country club types. We were barely in our twenties [...]

Why You got Flipped off in Traffic

By | January 31st, 2007|Categories: Life, Society|

Have you noticed how hostile interpersonal communication has become? Back in the era of manners, people disagreed, but did so on a foundation of respect. Today it’s okay to attack, defame, and belittle anyone who doesn’t agree with you on a foundation of snarkiness. Everywhere you look, people are tearing each other’s heads off with [...]

Use Creativity to See Value Where Others Can’t

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life|

Wealth gurus talk a lot about how wealthy people see money differently. The theory goes that they treat money and assets in a different way than most people, a way that tends to attract more into their lives. Part of this different paradigm, especially for the self-made wealthy, is creativity. People who are wealthy or [...]

What Europeans and Americans Can Learn From Each Other

By | January 17th, 2007|Categories: Society, Travel|

Over the last ten years I have been fortunate enough to split much of my time between North America and Europe. Along the way I've witnessed many debates between champions of the two cultural giants over which is the superior. Having studied the matter in depth from both points of view, I have to conclude [...]

A Man’s Last Refuge

By | January 15th, 2007|Categories: Masculinity, Society|

Just like our fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers; the good men of today put the burden of the world on our shoulders. When the car breaks down, the bills pile up, and the house starts to fall apart; we feel like it's our duty to fix the world that is crumbling around us. Everywhere we look, [...]

Don’t Apologize for Yourself

By | January 9th, 2007|Categories: Life, Philosophy|

I’m sorry, I just woke up and I’m a little tired. I’m not usually like this. I can do much better. This piece is just a rough draft. I’m a writer, I mean, I want to be a writer… well, I guess we all have dreams. I don’t want to sound too self-centered until I [...]

The Secret to Learning a Language

By | January 4th, 2007|Categories: Creative Life, Travel|

The time I spent learning a new language in Nice, France was one of the most valuable experiences of my life. Not only did I expand my cognitive, cultural, and social perspective; I learned something very sacred about being successful in life. Nice, France I chose to study French because I had already taken three [...]