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When You're Standing Right Behind Them.

A friend of mine recently went back to school, and in a tweet he spoke of an incident where someone was talking crap about him without knowing he was standing right behind them.  When the truth dawned that my friend was, in fact, right behind them, the crap-talker quickly shut their mouths and all but scurried away.  It reminded me of an incident that happened to me in college, and it was so cartoonishly insulting I didn't realize it was actually happening to me. From my freshman to junior ...

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...