i met guy fieri once

Once upon a time I had what seemed to be a promising career in the professional sports industry. Without providing too much detail, at age 24 I applied for a job that I was entirely unqualified for, and ended up getting hired on account of impressing one guy at the interview. That guy was the…

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our neuroses and our wisdom are closely aligned

neu·ro·sis noun a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, does not result in disturbance of the use of language, and is accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances (such as visceral symptoms, anxieties, or phobias) Someone told me recently that…

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on darger and the importance of creating your own world

Sometime around my late 20s I began taking a serious interest in visual art. As a lifelong music enthusiast, I hadn’t ever taken much time to appreciate other forms of art because I thought it might take away from my “music-guy” persona or whatever. Somewhere along the way I decided I would be known by…

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starry night wall punch

I remember the first time I ever had a full-on panic attack like it was yesterday, because it was yesterday. I never dealt with anxiety in any meaningful way until my kids had the wherewithal to understand that I’m not perfect. Once you realize your kids are paying attention, you’re fucked. You have to watch…

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