wreCkREATIVE: Work hard. Be nice.
It’s not often that you find sage wisdom nestled in a small gift shop in the Methow Valley. However, while on a photo shoot in Winthrop, Washington last week I happened upon just that. I found words to live by and ones that were more than apropos for the task at hand. I just didn’t realize…
Big Boy and the Pink Tape Route
I live with a clinical psychologist and she’s forever talking about what happens to people once they hit their 30s. Short version of the story: the frontal lobe of their brain completes its development, becomes fully attached to the brain, and in so doing, completes the process of ‘growing up.’ People start to look at the world with a perspective that’s no longer so ego driven, it becomes easier to see the beauty in things, and they open up to feelings like compassion and empathy in ways that are just plain beyond the ability of younger folks to understand.
– Kelly Cordes quoting a buddy, in a piece on Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line
How Converse Became the Biggest Little Sneaker Brand on Facebook
Our philosophy in social media has been to bring our voice to the medium, which includes acting like a good party guest — we bring something to the table, and we listen more than we talk. It also means not bringing campaigns from other channels verbatim to a platform that’s about conversation.
I love you and it’s no concern of yours
“[I]nstead of looking for love outside yourself, you’re able to bring love to every situation. You stop being a love beggar and become a love philanthropist, dispensing love, kindness, and goodwill wherever you go.”
I don’t have to buy a book for this… I know it, have learned it, myself, although I sometimes forget a little bit. But I like the way she sums it up, right there. I need to try harder to remember that I am a love philanthropist.
Frank Chimero: I Am Warm and Invisible
“You can sit here, the table lights up.”
The tender at the hotel bar is friendly. She’s lord over this transient space, a spot in between, that isn’t here nor there, just subsisting. I like places like this: we forget them, but they’re a necessary support apparatus for our velocity. There’s a…
I love this blog.
Daily Pep Talk From A Best Friend: You date available people.
Pep Talk: You’re irresistible! So it’s no wonder that even unavailable people want to spend time with you. You, however, have high standards and refuse to date unavailable people. Starting now, if they’re married, seeing someone, on a break, not ready to get serious, or wishy-washy, they are…