Rules are made to be…
Flat Pictures of High Places - ink and watercolor drawing by Jenie Gao

Rules are made to be…

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I'm a lover of paradox, for those who didn't know, especially the man-made ones. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you need a parking permit to keep your car on the street at night.…

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Art and Leadership: the power and purpose of creativity
"The Substance of Your Beauty," ink and watercolor drawing by Jenie Gao

Art and Leadership: the power and purpose of creativity

I recently wrote an article called “The Myth of the Starving Artist—and what it can teach us about job security.” In it, I discuss how society’s attitude towards art parallels…

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The myth of the starving artist–and what it can teach us about job security
"The Light Within Us We Do Not Use," 20 x 30 in drawing, by Jenie Gao

The myth of the starving artist–and what it can teach us about job security

"What do you do?" This is the number one small talk question we ask people, on par with discussing the weather. It's a question we either don't care about at…

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True leaders are teachers

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We need to be teachers. Whenever we learn something new, we should immediately ask, "How can we share this?" Our greatest asset as human beings is our ability to actively,…

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What the seasons teach us about change
Fall in Central Wisconsin.

What the seasons teach us about change

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Fall. This is the season when the trees undress and the people cover up. Once again, the seasons teach us how shared conditions lead living things to change in different…

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False starts

Yesterday evening, towards the end of my run, a homeless woman stopped me to help jumpstart her car. My jumper cables were bad, so I went and got new ones.…

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Learning to See: Reception
Photos courtesy of Pedro Castro.

Learning to See: Reception

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Art is nothing without dialogue. At the end of the day, I am little more than the applicator of colors on paper. So it is both humbling and special to see that…

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