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Essays on self-improvement and music.

Our Self-Centered Tragedy

THIS IS A BABY. We all start our lives looking like this--an amorphous blob of skin and appendages that usually manages to look adorable anyway--with some sort of variance on our facial features, skin tones, and decibel projection. We also start our lives with a...

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The Athlete Vs. The Musician

"He was the greatest of all time, and it has zero to do with what he did inside the ring." LeBron James ON FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, Muhammad Ali died at age 74. This statement means different things to different people. For my 23 year old self, Ali’s reign as The Greatest...

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Mailbag: The Secret Sauce of Improvement

One of the great things about putting content into the endless plains of the internet is that--occasionally--people read it! And sometimes, people send me emails saying nice things, which is embarrassingly feel-good. But other times, readers send in questions for...

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The Either/Or Myth of Success

I AM RECEIVING MY MASTER OF MUSIC DEGREE in less than two months from today. That's a big deal. With an impending graduation on the horizon, you get quite a circuit of questions from friends, family, and the strangely chatty man on the subway. By far, the most asked...

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Taste, Bite, Eat #2

I received a lot of nice feedback from my previous post, and received a lot of names superior to my previous iteration of "30/5/20" to name this series. I really liked the suggestion of Taste/Bite/Eat because It's food-oriented, and I like...

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30/5/20 – Edition #1

Hi! I'm currently on vacation, so no new long-form posts for the next two weeks. After the insane Steph Curry NBA game on Saturday, I had some great thoughts lined up about sports, but my limited focus has hampered me from giving it justice.Turns out writing is...

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