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  • 10,000 Hours

    Greetings,

     Some of you may be familiar with this statement, theory or rule that some have called it. It is basically the idea that if one was to dedicate over 10,000 hours of practice in any endeavor that would be the necessary minimum to achieve a level of expertise in the field of their choosing. Granted this number my vary dependent on the individual but for the most part its a solid rule.   One that I'm glad to say I am proudly approaching.  I started this journey as an artist at a young age but it wasn't until my 30th birthday that I made a conscious decision to make art my passion once again.  I turned 41 just a few weeks ago and looking back at where my work started to what I've achieved and experienced so far. I can testify that this particular rule has some merit.  

      To read more about this you would need to purchase the book, Outliers by Malcom Gladwell.  Here I've provided a link to a short summary I found online. 

    10,000 Hours

  • Controlling your Inner Demons

    Greetings, 

      I want this blog post to be a little glimpse into my mind.  Today will be about how I'm a huge Naruto fan.  It's funny how more and more people I talk to are also fans of this Japanese Anime series. People I would have never believed where fans are turning up in the funniest of places.  

      The Naruto series in a nutshell is about an orphaned boy who lives in this fantasy "ninja" world of so called magic and monsters. A series that has spanned over a decade and counting is too much to surmise in jus this quick post, but I'd like to tell my take on the series itself.

      Naruto, the main character, has trapped inside himself the 9 taliled fox demon. How it got there is irrelevant to the point I believe the series tries to convey.  So Naruto like most of has this demon that he must learn to control and eventually embrace as part of his overall being.  They become one.  

       For me this series is reflection of my own "inner demon" that some of us have within us.  We could called it "sins' or guilty pleasures anything that we know is detrimental to the overall well being of our body and psyche. I myself have dealt with addiction in a small aspect and have learned to control and embrace the person that came out the other side.  Some of us never learn to control that demon and you can imagine the horrors that can come with it running rampant. 

      None of us are perfect. The saying "Be the Change You seek in the World" has never been truer. The first real step has to be with the person in the mirror if real change to begin.  

    Conquer your Demon and become the shining light you where always meant to be.  

    Happy Holidays Everyone.

  • CovidWorld

    I'm sitting here awaiting the final say on yet again a second lockdown for this blight that has been 2020 the Coronavirus. Only god knows where this is truly headed and how mankind will be changed for decades once this subsides and the next threat to humanity takes over.  Lovers of history can debate that there is always some devastating threat to mankind and this is just another turning point in our saga.  As much as I fear the worst I can only hope for the best of us to shine through for the future of our children.  

    Here is an eye opening article on the subject of

    CovidWorld

  • What happens when the wrong ideas gain momentum

    The power of words have shaped and molded our society since it's inception. I'm afraid of what that power can do when it is manipulated and abused by the widespread reach that the internet has provided us.   The age of information has become a blessing in many ways. Knowledge is reaching impoverished lands and you hopefully see the beginning of a new renaissance in places such as Africa can only be dreamed of at this moment.  I fear the spread of misinformation has begun to take root and if left unchecked these ideas will usher in an era of turmoil and chaos. Perhaps this is the path we need to take in order for the upcoming generations to learn from our mistakes and lead us to a brighter future. You would have hoped we would have learned by now.  So many of us forget history. So many of us never pick up  a book after our formal education.  When did the pursuit of knowledge become unsought.
  • The MADNESS of CROWDS

    This is the latest addition to my library, Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray.  It has been a breath of fresh air to read his viewpoints on what has seemed to be the mass hysteria that has run rampant in the name of "social justice". Subjects like Gay, Race and Gender, have been touched upon and I'm excited to read how he tackles these issues from his perspective. Even though many of these issues have begun with all good intentions, the inability for discussion about these topics have left many wondering how we got to this point. The chaos in this country is a direct result of these beliefs running wild without contention
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