indecision fatigue

Smacked of indecision fatigue

Eventually, we all succumb to indecision fatigue. The inability to make a decision exhausts one to the point of regret. Once the dam breaks, and we say “yes,”…

art doubt

Defying expectations

There is conflict and harmony between doubt and applause. The art would not be so interesting had it been expected. The audience seeks novelty and wants to be…

time bear mind

Time to bear this in mind

Bear in mind that the passport to freedom comes from the gift of time. Time is more valuable than money, the latter which shall be earned, not stolen.…

Stress test

Stress test

Stress is the great equalizer and our biggest distractor. It is worse than a sting from the ludic loop, mere fodder for over-thinking. But we can dampen its…

copycat

Copycat cravings

To be free of copycat cravings, the individual moves on in a setting of controlled forgetting. It’s always time to move on from the herd. The mainstream never…

probe

Probing the information bubble

The reporter gathers string. The student collects artifacts. The interested are hunter-gatherers of information. They play life by the ear to bring the art of noticing to a…

work routine

For work’s sake

The consistency of the paint. Showing up and doing it, again and again, is not a magic trick. It’s a routine. It’s the challenge of no challenge –…

overthinker art

The anxiety monster

Thinking is dangerous. But so is anything done in excess. In rumination, we trip over ourselves. To get the mind out of the way — escape the head…

nature mirror

Nature’s mirror

Control is nature’s worst enemy. As humans take the driver’s seat, how the wild evolves tells us about how we’ve changed too. The environment has a good idea…

spoiled

The peril of having it all

We give into temptation as the day goes on. The barometer of aliveness fails to deliver the utmost resistance. The discipline that once equaled freedom is left unfettered.…

step future

Stepping into the future

Out of step with the times, in step with the undistributed future. The present is all some people know; an interpretive process stuck into the closeupness of the…

man map

Nothing is mappable

Looking back, as if all the traits were heritable and therefore traceable. But nothing is so mappable. We contain a bundle of qualities that shift with time. As…