Descent into Chaos
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A Potpourri of Ponderings.

There are a few things on my mind as I sit down to write today's blog, but none of them are lengthy or interesting enough to make a full post.  So, as I do when I'm in this situation, I'm going to share the little snippets that are banging around in my head.  With luck, emptying them will make room for something more interesting to post on Thursday. - I goofed.  The temporarily-titled Star Power Holiday Special was supposed to run for nine pages, but I miscalculated the end date o...

On the Matter of Practice

I've recently taken up competitive shooting as a hobby, and it's left me thinking a lot about what it means to practice. In art and other creative type things, practice usually means “doing the thing a lot.” You make lots of art. Draw lots of things. Make lots of paintings. You get good by doing. But drawing all the time isn't necessarily “practice,” now is it? Practice is studying with your hands. It is a critical and often methodical examination of an activity combined with the repe...