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I was interviewed by the incredibly awesome Jeff Wenzel of Woodshed Agency on their Successfully Funded podcast!

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Episode 31 - Breenen Reece It's the craziest thing in the world to feel like you are interviewing yourself. That's exactly what happened to me when I sat down with Breenen Reece, author of the book, Productivity for the Depressive Polymath. This small book provides practical advice for the modern renaissance person on navigating turbulent waters of life, work, art, and relationships. It includes a complete productivity system, writin...
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The kiddo and I are camping, but that doesn't mean we can't still selfie for +John Stavropoulos 
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If you want a copy of this but can't fit it into your budget, message me your email and I'll send you a gratis copy. Better yet, send me something you've written/recorded/drawn; I've gotten some amazing things from people in the past week.

If you're able to give me your money, you can buy it from Amazon here:
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A few weeks ago I put together a little book about how to function efficiently and live intentionally as a multidisciplinary artist with a life-long existential crisis. In other words, I wrote it for myself.

If you want a copy and you're broke, let me know why you think it might help you and I'll send you a gratis epub.

+Ron Figiel worked very hard with me to streamline each chapter and make it the productivity book version of an ultra-condensed cleaner. He's an amazing editor and gives great feedback!

I guess it's in the Religion & Spirituality Kindle category because it's heavily influenced by Zen, and if you're into that kind of thing, a lot of this book might resonate with you. Don't worry, it's very secular.
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+Meshon Cantrill at this point, the epub, but feel free to do whichever suits you. There's also an option to get the epub at a very reduced price if you buy the print version. 
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Sometimes the cards lack subtlety. This was a very well shuffled deck. 
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Royal Flush!
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Just another... MUMMMY MONDAYYY
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Learning to use chopsticks while waiting on our bulgolgi. 
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I'm a jazz and blues guitarist. In terms of blues, I play mainly the Piedmont style (primarily Atlanta in the 1920s). As a jazz guitarist, I play bebop and soul jazz. I named my son after Charlie Parker.

I play this music because I love the absolute fuck out of it. I play it because it's physically and intellectually demanding. I play it because there is no other music in entire world that grabs my guts and gives me a deep religious experience, and it has since I first wandered off of Led Zeppelin into Son House.

Is this cultural appropriation?

Is cultural appropriation always a bad thing? Or is it necessary for the growth of culture? When is it okay to appropriate one aspect of culture and not another?

I don't know.
When your daughter asks you if you think white rap is cultural appropriation.
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An African American Jewish man playing rock music on guitar. A Spanish woman rapping in Romany. A Japanese man playing classical music on a cello. Just a few examples of "cultural appropriation." This is not a bad thing.
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I'm inviting all of you to participate in the 100-day challenge.

The rules are simple: make something every day for 100 consecutive days, post a photograph (or other documentation of what you made), and number it 1/100, 2/100, etc. If you miss a day, you have to start over.

Feel free to start whenever you feel like it, and also go longer than 100 days.
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I'm considering running a yearly "Thing-a-Day" here. February will still be the "official" month, but I miss seeing the cool stuff you folks are doing.
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After years of blogging about creativity, productivity, intentional living, and Zen, I've finally written a book that synthesizes my ideas and experiences.

Here's the link to the Kindle edition:

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Do you do commissions?
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Autodidactic Polymath, Cultural Enthusiast, Transdisciplinary Artist
I like old music you've never heard of, old movies you've never seen, strange food you've never tasted, and places you've never been.
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Autodidactic polymath.
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Auburn, AL
Opelika, AL - Atlanta, GA - Manassas, VA - Philadelphia, PA - Pittsburgh, PA - Auburn, AL - Los Angeles, CA - Orlando, FL - Barnesville, GA
Graphic Designer, Musician, Artist, Writier
  • Auburn University
    Multimedia Specialist, present
  • Auburn University
    Communication Designer, present
  • Auburn Guitar Shoppe
    Guitar Instructor, 2004 - 2010
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The restaurant inside Asian Super Market has some of the best, most authentic Chinese food I've ever had. The service is quick, the prices are reasonable, and everything just tastes better than other places I've had them (well, MK's has similar quality, but the flavor profiles are different).
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Mr. Wu cooks authentic Chinese food off the menu if you ask. Sometimes he invents new dishes for me. He rocks.
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Byron's Smokehouse has the absolute best breakfast in town. Amazing biscuits. Our weekly Saturday-morning ritual is to go get biscuits from Byron's and hit the yard sales.
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The food is great, just be sure you have plenty of time.
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