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Jun 29, 2023

All Things

“All things are impermanent.”

Jun 27, 2023

Taste and Discernment

Jerry Seinfeld identifies as the ultimate skill of the artist: “taste and discernment.” 

“It’s one thing to create,” Seinfeld says. It’s one thing to have ideas.

“The other is you have to choose. ‘What are we going to do, and what are we not going to do?’” What are we going to add to the product line, and what are we not going to add?

“This is a gigantic aspect of [artistic] survival,” Seinfeld continues. 

“It’s kind of unseen—what’s picked and what is discarded—but mastering that is how you stay alive.”

Jun 24, 2023

Jun 19, 2023

Father’s Day

One day he may read this, and I would want him to know that being his Dad is the best thing that has ever happened to me and that he makes me proud every day. 

Other things I would want him to know:

1. Finding the right person to partner with in life might be the most important thing you ever do. You gotta get this part right. And like most things that matter, you have to listen deeply and follow intuition above all else. Your heart knows what to do.

2. Don’t try to plan everything. There is so much that is completely out of your control. Be prepared, of course. But don’t spend a lot of trying to analyze and chartering your path. There is no path. Wander around a bit. Try different things. It will all connect later on.

3. Whatever you do, do it fully. Don’t rest. Burn yourself out. It’s the only way you will get where you are going. Oh, the places you will go! You can’t fail. There is only learning. If something doesn’t work, who cares? Just keep going.

Jun 5, 2023