Pursuing passion in a world of hype

Promotional image from Swords of Destiny.

Most people think of NFT’s as expensive pictures, but there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye.

With NFT’s, the quality of the art is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other factors at play which affect their value: quantity, hype, financial return, and potential…

Preparation for and expectation of the naked body

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We didn’t have Pornhub when I was coming of age, but we did have Tommy’s Bookmarks.

It was a simple website that functioned as a directory for all the free porn you could ever want, and it was always being updated. It had many different categories, catering to many different…

Show up consistently and find out

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A lot of people believe we shouldn’t base our self worth on our following, but we do. If nobody is following us, the reasoning goes, it must be because we suck.

We use other peoples following to judge them as well. That guy doesn’t have any followers? He must suck.

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I’m sitting here thinking about never writing again.

I’m not a copywriter. I don’t have a business to support with my writing.

I’m not a sales funnel guru tricking you into buying 4 minute abs workouts.

I’m mostly just a fuck-up who made a lot of wrong decisions in life…

Maximize your benefit while you minimize the cost

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Self-help is a lucrative side hustle these days, as income inequality soars and more people than ever are desperate for answers on how to live their best life.

People wanna know how to get that elusive extra edge that will finally help…

The art of bird app bonsai

Illustration by Nate Miller © 2021

I just reduced the number of people following me on Twitter by 62%, on purpose, and here’s what I learned from it.

In this post I’ll break down why people follow you, the different types of accounts I think you should cut, and one simple trick you can use to…

And why we should still show his work

Illustration by Nate Miller © 2021

After the prominent artist Chuck Close passed away on August 19, 2021, I wrote a story about the lasting impact his life had on me. As someone who struggles with chronic illnesses, I was inspired by his seemingly unlimited resolve in the face of adversity. …

A man of indomitable will

Illustration by Nate Miller © 2021

On August 19, 2021, at 81 years old, Chuck Close passed away from congestive heart failure.

As an iconic American painter, Close was a pioneer of photorealism, painting super-sized hyper-realistic portraits of himself and others that you’d swear were photographs when you saw them.

While Close’s art has its own…

Illustration by Nate Miller © 2021

At first glance it looks like geriatric millennials aren’t on the internet.

Well, I’m here to assure you that geriatric millennials are online, they just aren’t visible — they’re lurking. It’s all a bit depressing really. Whenever I discover a new artist or writer on the bird app it’s always…

Guaranteed or your money back

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If you wanna learn how to write faster, you gotta go to the folks with the need for speed who have done the deed.

That’s why I dropped in on Tom Kuegler to read his recent post, How Long Does It Take To Write 1,000 Words Online?

His answer? It…

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