A Job That’s Never Started

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” – J. R. R. Tolkein I had always assumed that the line “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” came from a contrarian mind of the […]

International Art English

Ever been baffled by an art exhibition press release or wall text? If the answer is “yes, and it makes me angry”, keep reading. IAE, known as International Art English, is a term was coined by David Levine and Alix Rule. Their linguistic study of how art is written about today (that is: in an obfuscatory way, […]

Method of Motivation (Part 2 of 2)

…The Second Coach: (continued from previous blog entry) The Second Coach is unlike the first in most ways, though winning games is still a focus. When you encounter the second coach, his demeanor and intentionality lends you more respect than you lend yourself.  His focus on the team comes not from obligation, but interest in developing the best in his players. He’s […]

Method of Motivation (Part 1 of 2)

In life you can be motivated by love or fear.  In turn, you motivate yourself and others with the same. An analogy that comes to mind is that of two basketball coaches. Part 1: The Disconnected Coach: Upon meeting the first coach, you feel both a passion and a coldness about his program.  It is […]