It’s Easy for Other People to Judge You When You’re Making a Change They Don’t Understand

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One of Picasso’s favorite assignments for a young artist was to have him or her try to draw a perfect circle. It can’t be done; everyone draws a circle with some particular distortion, and that distorted circle is “your” circle, an insight into “your” style. “Try to make the circle as best you can. And since nobody before you has made a perfect circle,  » Read more

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Don’t Forget the Good. It’s So Easy to Do.

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It has been a rough spring and summer. There’s the pandemic of course. The civil unrest. And what’s going on with the economy.

On top of everything else, my father passed away the end of April, and I experienced raw, visceral grief unlike anything else I’ve ever felt before, on top of the atmospheric grief so many of us have felt in covid-19 times,  » Read more

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