Today he is remembered as the "Father of American psychology" but William James' journey was riddled with illness and depression. So how did he change his fortune?
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I decided to ditch typing in keywords in google and went looking for creative inspiration where it all started for me. Art Hop!
Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, Rihanna, Aretha Franklin, and others icons demonstrate what cover songs can teach us about creativity.
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A month ago I visited some friends in Sacramento and visited the Crocker Art Museum with a friend of mine. We had been friends a long while but over the last few years we had both become occupied by our lives. Him with starting a family and me, returning to school. We reconnected once we … Continue reading [Blogtober] [Photography]- “The Fate of All Young Men”
"When men get turned down they feel rejected, when women get turned down they feel like their going to get murdered."
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It's easy to envy the machine when you you're falling behind It's easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It's easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It's easy to envy the machine when a choice brings harm It's easy to envy the machine when … Continue reading [Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine
Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn't need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it's possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy. One of the … Continue reading Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully.
I didn't sleep well last night, and as expected my mind's been all over the place. Distracted, a drift and childish. The spiritual hangover for a manic weekend full of friends, fun, and creative inspiration. It was worth it I think, but it gave me some time to think. When I think of fiction, I … Continue reading Day 14 [Reflection] Just Plain Tired
I stood in the parking lot of the Chicken Pot Pie shop dressed in day old sweat, and a tank top drenched in Febreeze and cigarette smoke. My hair was styled by my friend's couch and his cat's late night cuddle party. Wristbands cling to my wrists like neon bracelets as bright as the sun's … Continue reading [Day 12][Photography | Story]: Sweat, Wristbands, and Breakfast with A Girl
Tonight I'm doing this instead of everything else 😁 These are the promises I kept to myself: Do Jonah's Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats) Program for at least an hour a night. Apply for at least One Job. Total Kept: 11 The Promises I will keep tomorrow are: Do Jonah's … Continue reading Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should
This morning was a dream come true. I actually woke up before my alarm went off at 5 AM. Granted I didn't spring in to action but lying in my warm and comfortable bed and reading was pretty awesome. Especially after the whirlwind that was yesterday, but at least it was a fun whirlwind. Which … Continue reading [Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist
Everything was drowning in something and everyone, swimming towards the same shore. Alcohol flowed from silver taps and went into glasses with names like ales, porters and stouts. Cigarette smoke and vapors rose above the patio as inelegant clouds, leaving beneath them the smell of burning tobacco laced with the stench of searing fruits. Boredom … Continue reading Jack Johnson in Purgatory
I guess you could say that I am a sucker for a good transformation story. My name is Khan [con], I am a writer, designer and programmer. This blog started as a way for me to connect with others who were participating in NanoWrimo and passionate about stories. But With the support of awesome people … Continue reading New Man, New Reason, Same Blog