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It's only Thursday?!

It's been a long week.  The type of week that drags on because either lots of little things pile up into one big thing, a few big things gather up into an avalanche, or it's a combination of the two and the week feels like a mudslide.  It's been a mudslide week for yours truly, a combination of little things and a couple of big things all making me feel like I'm dragging my feet through a series of days that will never end. My son, almost four years old, breaks out in hives sometimes.  We ...

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...