“Talent hits the target no one else can hit; genius hits the target no one else can see.” - Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Leads To Innovation:
"Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren't there before." - Meg Wheatley
Monday, April 29, 2013
Not sure in what magazine I get - Men's Journal, Esquire or GQ - that I saw this soap featured, but I remember dog earring the page and once my paycheck dropped in I bought a bar of it. It intrigued me. A bar of soap that smelled like the woods.
I am not allergic to water, but anyone who knows me well knows I don't shower all that often. I normally hit the hot spots in the morning by washing up in the bathroom basin and going about my business. Also anyone that knows me fairly well knows that my feet tend to stink. Sometimes just a little and sometimes enough to make charging female bears stop, think twice, then run the other way. So me buying wild harvested pine needle soap isn't something you would think I'd run out and buy, but I did and boy am I glad I did.
When it arrived I could smell the smell of the woods emanating from the packaging. I opened it and the smell enveloped my hovel into something out of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. It just smelled so effing good. I immediately got in the shower, broke out the loofah and lathered myself up. I would be lying if I said I started whistling a lumberjack song, but I would be remiss in admitting that at no other time in my life have I enjoyed a solo after work shower as much as I did with this bar of soap. And that coming from someone who really isn't that much into showering.
Maybe, just maybe, it's because I don't shower so much that I enjoyed the experience as much as I did. And if you shower twice daily on the regular you may find this simple pine needle smelling bar of soap pretty unremarkable.Well that's just too freaking bad for you. Maybe you shouldn't shower so damn much then. But for those of you who are little more like me, then maybe, just maybe you might like the smell of the woods in your bathroom, in your shower and a little hint of it on your skin. And if you can - don't shower alone - bring mama bear in with you.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
"Art is not so much a matter of methods and processes as it is an affair of temperament, of taste, and of sentiment...In the hands of the artist, the photograph becomes a work of art...In a word, photography is what the photographer makes it - an art or a trade." - William Downes, 1900