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The Rundown – Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day. May we never forget those that gave their lives for others in service of their country. Both of my grandfathers served in the military and are still alive today. For all those that didn’t come home,…

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Finding Community in Foy Vance’s ‘Burden’

I ran across the music of Northern Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance a few months ago by chance. I’d been delving through some folk history and had just finished listening to “Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce when up…


How To Regain Your Sense of Wonder

I remember watching documentaries as a child about mountain climbers and adventurers. Every scene made me want to strap on a backpack and go explore some unknown part of the earth. As adults, I feel we’ve lost that ability…


Stop Talking About Creativity and Go Create

I’ve been a fan of photographer Peter McKinnon for a while now. His vlog has helped me solve countless camera problems and encouraged me to push my skills more often than not. The episode on “8 Camera Hacks in 90…

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Creativity Photography

How To Take A Picture

Press the button. In 2005 I bought my first personal camera. It was a tiny HP Photosmart digital camera that I carried with me everywhere. It had no manual settings whatsoever but it could fit in my pocket. All…

Creativity Travel

Destination Friday: The Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands in Northen Norway look like something out of a dream, especially when viewed in 4k clarity from filmmaker Nick Kontostavlakis. Filmed in February 2017, this look at the “foot of the lynx” will get you as up…