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The Financially Dependent Creative

I know that idea of the “starving artist”–the pure creative who lives on inspiration and black coffee alone–is largely a myth, but I still can’t stop and wonder at anyone who manages to pursue their creative hobby or passion while being financially insecure. I’m not saying its a bad thing, but I just don’t understand…

Things I Used to Believe

I promise that my next post won’t have the word “things” in the title! But today’s “things” are not tangible items, like my favorite things were–this time I’m talking about beliefs. Specifically, things that I once believed to be true but no longer do. This might be for better or worse or neither, and I…

Read Like a Scientist

I like researching things. Not in a write-a-research-paper-for-school-with-a-long-works-cited-of-things-I-didn’t-actually-read kind of way. But more in a procrastinating, sidetracked, or found-something-super-duper-interesting-and/or-personally-relevant kind of way. My “researching” used to take me down a lot of Wikipedia rabbit holes. And while I’m not discounting Wikipedia as a useful tool (sorry high school teachers), I have upped my research game…