Keshet Salon for Women and Creativity - Pyragraph

Watering the Seeds of Failure

Guest Blogger
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Keshet’s Carolyn Tobias asks: How do we water the seeds of failure to have that pain actually produce something valuable? Learning is a verb; an action; a continual process. Learning from failure is actively choosing to see each failure as the beginning, and not the end.

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The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Arts Luddite

| Idaho, US | | 0 Comments

I was a bookish, literarily-devout writing major. The type who read prose poems and flash fiction anthologies in the corner at parties, that sort of thing. And though I wouldn’t have admitted it then, one of the reasons I didn’t own a smartphone was because I was afraid of it.

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Dear Little Bobby: Problems with Pussycats

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I think the larger picture is the more important issue. Are you sabotaging relationships? Are you letting some kittens sabotage your relationships? If it is true that you “date a lot of women,” maybe there is something else going on, maybe something much more.

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Dear Rich: Can I Quote Hemingway or Dickens in a Stage Play?

Rich Stim
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Borrowing just a few passages, combined with a transformative purpose (a fictional character’s quoting of Hemingway) makes your stage play a good candidate for fair use. The trouble with our analysis is that only a court can substantiate a fair use claim.

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So You’ve Got a White Supremacist in the Audience

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 1 Comment

Staying silent is a way of obeying the rules and protecting yourself while doing nothing to address the bigotry on display in front of you. Every day that a bigot thinks they can get away with their hatred in public is another day they can influence others to their way of thinking.

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He Will Not Divide Us Shia LaBeouf's Trump resistance installation relocates to Albuquerque

Rusty Rutherford
| Albuquerque, NM, USA | | 0 Comments

As I turned the corner, I noticed a lone man fidgeting with something under the text. As I got closer I realized that lone man was Shia LaBeouf himself. I asked how long he was going to be here and he said, “Until that motherfucker’s out of office.”

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My Five Favorite Podcasts for Getting the Creative Juices Flowing

Rusty Rutherford
| Albuquerque, NM, USA | | 0 Comments

Driving across the country solo can be one of the loneliest parts of the life of a comedian, but the open road has recently become one of my favorite job perks. Letting the thoughts flow with the asphalt has the power to put me in the zen state I need for my creativity to come alive—and podcasts can really help.

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Dear Little Bobby: Feeling Pessimistic in the USA

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

How about acting out the fantasies that you only dreamed of during “The Before Time” (which is how I think we will soon be referring to everything that happened prior to January 20, 2017)?

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Technology and Career Trends for Artists in 2017 and Beyond

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The future looms large before us and it is our responsibility as artists to advocate for ourselves. We must advocate for our continued importance and relevance in such politically uncertain times. We must advocate for increased fusion of art and science, since an interdisciplinary understanding of the world has always been more thorough and enlightening.

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Tabatha Shaun - Pyragraph

My Perception of My Perception

Tabatha Shaun
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

There’s a saying you’ll hear all over the arts world that goes, “If you like anything else, do that instead.” It can mean whatever you want it to. For me, it meant, “If you do something else, it’s because you failed at acting.”

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Tequila - Ashlee Renz-Hotz - Pyragraph

How These 10 Books Are Like a Shot of Tequila for 2017 Like a sip of the golden fire, these books will make you feel invincible.

Ashlee Renz-Hotz
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

Some of these tomes will open you like a window and let it all hang out. Others will flash some skin. Others will make you weepy, with a whopping hangover after. And, some, I can promise, you just might hate.

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Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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Dear Little Bobby: Tired in Tucson

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

We all know about the triumvirate of “sex, drugs and rock ‘n ‘roll.” Having lots of sex and doing drugs can each contribute to a lack of sleep. I recommend as much sex as possible, but not a lot of drugs.

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Dear Rich: What Should My Cease and Desist Letter Say?

Rich Stim
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I found a website that uses my photograph at the top of their main page and their “About” page, without permission or credit. I registered the image with the Copyright Office long ago. What language should I use when I first email the firm?

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Dear Little Bobby: Frisky in Frisco

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

For some people, some fantasies should remain fantasies. For others, I recommend living the fantasy out, but doing it safely and with wide open eyes and a wide open heart, knowing that we can never really know an experience until we know it.

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Art is Political Because Life is Political

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 1 Comment

Everything we touch and use in this world has been affected by the choices of businesses, governments, activist groups and individual people. The instruments we play our music on, our paints and canvases, the plays that we read from, the books that we publish.

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