For Christmas last year, one of our staff writers, and all-around great human, gave me the gift of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. A different friend of mine recently posted a story with a Pressfield quote on it, that brought all of the book flooding back.
It’s a great quote. It’s a great book. If you’ve ever strived to create anything, there’s a lot to identify with, and it doesn’t take long to read.
“In The Year 2000” (It sounds better if you have Conan say it with a flashlight under his chin), Cameron Crowe released the film Almost Famous. Philip Seymour Hoffman played the character “Lester Bangs,” a reluctant mentor to the main character “William Miller.” Miller shows up, bright eyed, bushy tailed and very, very young...
Historically, the 1500’s were an interesting time but the jury is still out on whether or not they were that great time to have lived in. But there was this dude, Michelangelo (ever heard of him), who wascommissioned to build a bronze horse for Pope Julius II only to have it melted down for a cannon....
Michelangelo Buonarroti said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” If you don’t know who that is, he was the ninja turtle with the orange mask. The man’s an artist with nunchakus...
The Bones of J.R. Jones