Category Archives: Inspiration

This category contains photography articles of an inspirational nature.

Miller’s Bolt 25th Anniversary

Today, April 17 2022, is the 25th anniversary of the original publishing date of my first book Miller’s Bolt: A Modern Business Parable (ISBN 0-201-14379-8). The first draft manuscript for this book was written in the evening and early morning hours during a 6 week period back in 1993 while I was still in corporate life. It’s route to publication is best described as serendipitous.

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Competition That Matters

As photographers many of us continually strive to reach more of our potential and miss a key point of life… there is only one competition that matters. It isn’t comparing ourselves to others. Or subjecting our work to the scrutiny of judged events. Or waiting with baited breath hoping for accolades to be bestowed upon us. Or counting the number of ‘likes’ that our work generates.

The only competition that matters in life is competing with our own best self. And, not just with our photography, but with everything that we do.

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Observations of Everyday Life

Each of us has opportunities to make observations of everyday life, and use them to help guide us through future chapters as we meander along our finite journey here. This article shares some of my observations of everyday life, with the thought that perhaps they may be of some benefit. These observations are in no particular order.

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Fear and Creativity

This article discusses the links between fear and creativity and shares some perspectives that may be helpful in pursuing our creative impulses. There are some typical impacts of fear that have more to do with our physical being. Fear is one of the most powerful, natural and primitive human emotions. Fear can come from real threats, or from dangers that we imagine.

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