“. . . a chasing after the wind.”

Sam, Icebergs have always symbolized a goal, habit, or lifestyle someone wishes to have. I get a lot of “oh, I’d love to write a book!” when people find out I’m a writer. That mentality is the top of the iceberg, not even a quarter of its mass. It’s the stuff below that truly separates…

Wellness for Two, Four, Sixteen . . .

Sam, The essence of my Author’s Platform is to form a community of two seeming opposites: the literary and the active. As far as I see it, our brains, our bodies need a balancing of art and sport. Each target separate parts of the brain. We may have a physically dominant side (the easiest example…

Be a Filter, Not a Sponge

Sam, You only have to participate in one writing critique group to understand theĀ vitalĀ importance of being a filter, not a sponge. The phrase “everyone is a critic” may as well be engraved on the tombstone of every artist because . . . everyone really is a critic. When it comes to art, every opinion matters…

I College-d for Enrichment NOT Money

Sam, The benefit of having two jobs provides opportunity for me to interact with many different kinds of people. Actually, most of my life, I’ve put myself in places where I can. Being an artist to athlete in school, a member of a multi-faith group in college, study abroad, and my time in the Disney…