K is for Kawaii

K is for Kawaii — Write RightOh, okay. Few people probably know the word “kawaii,” but I do. It means “cute” in Japanese, and I share it because of this ridiculous cat. Isn’t it the cutest, funniest thing ever?! Mine is somewhere in transit, and I plan to name it Harvey since I didn’t bring home the kitten I found while helping with cleanup in the Houston area.

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Creative Life Truths: You’ll Never be Great until You Can be Vulnerable

Creative Life Truths: You’ll Never be Great until You Can be Vulnerable — Write RightPeter Parker’s uncle tells him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” For creative people, the saying goes more like this: “With great talent comes great vulnerability.” Vulnerability, though, is uncomfortable, perhaps explaining why people — including me — try to skirt it.

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J is for Jest

J is for Jest — Write RightA jest differs from a joke. The latter aims to cause laughter at no one’s expense. The former, however, almost always mocks a person or event. A court jester seemingly holds a perilous position; he is meant to jeer at the court and its behaviors without causing offense. It seems that a jester, like an acrobat, requires a firm sense of balance, as well as intuition about which way the wind blows and how delicate the wire is upon which he or she stands.

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