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The Pursuit Of Beauty

The Pursuit Of Beauty

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes Photograph Compliments of Evgeniya Litovchenko Are you looking for something beautiful? Why is it our spirit seeks beauty? Table of contentsThe Human Desire For BeautyThe Definition Of BeautySocietyBeauty In Our SpiritHow About Your...

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Blind To Our Own Blindness

Blind To Our Own Blindness

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes Photograph Compliments Of Rhoda Alex Humans are great at being wrong, whether we admit it to ourselves or not, blind to our blindness. Whether right or wrong, our convictions, and belief in our self-perceived correctness carries us...

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The Action Buddie Interview

The Action Buddie Interview

Mackncheeze Music Podcast #34 Action Buddie was a considerable part of the Seattle Music scene in the 1990s and early 2000s. The band has reformed and will appear at the Central Saloon on Friday, October 21st.   Action Buddie has roots in Rock, Rap,...

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Ability And Confidence

Ability And Confidence

Let's break down ability and confidence. Photograph Compliments Of Alena Jarret Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Table of contentsAbilityConfidencePerceptions Of Abilty And ConfidenceA Closer Look At Ability And ConfidencePlayingHow Are You Feeling About Your Ability...

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Ideas Of The Plausible

Ideas Of The Plausible

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes As a creative, your ideas of the plausible are what have sustained you. Photograph Compliments of Jacob Bentziger Table of contentsCreativity and Ideas Of The PlausibleSecrets And Ideas Of The PlausibleWhy Is It Unorthodox To Look For...

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The Art Of Self-Sabotage

The Art Of Self-Sabotage

The art of self-sabotage materializes when we act in counter-productive ways that interfere with achieving our goals. This can become a skill. Estimated reading time: 9 minutes Photograph Compliments of Noah Buscher Table of contentsSelf-Sabotage Defined Why We...

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Creativity, The Act Of Rebellion

Creativity, The Act Of Rebellion

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes Creativity is an act, or many acts, of rebellion. Here's why: Photograph Compliments of Jakayla Toney Table of contentsEvolution As An Act Of RebellionThe Rebellion Of ArtCreatives As RebelsSix Challenges To Rebel Against For The...

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The Currency Of Unhappiness

The Currency Of Unhappiness

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Photograph Courtesy Of Jason Leung How Are You Spending Your Currency Of Unhappiness? I am assuming you are a goal-oriented person. If you are like me, you are paying with the currency of unhappiness until the day you reach that...

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The Wheel Of Fortune

The Wheel Of Fortune

o you understand how the wheel of fortune spins? Remember, each set of circumstances is particular to that situation. The variables you encounter may be different from those of someone else.

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It Ain’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings

It Ain’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings

It ain't over till the fat lady sings. It's not over till it's over. The saying is a general colloquialism used in a great many references. That's all I have to say about that. After passing from this world, how will you be remembered? Is that something that concerns...

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Dreams Of Flying

Dreams Of Flying

Dreams of flying have deep roots in the human psyche. As long as we have existed, one of humankind's greatest desires has included visions of flight. Beyond count are the legends and stories that depict gods and heroes flying. Have you ever had dreams of flying or of...

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Tools For A Positive Mental Outlook

Tools For A Positive Mental Outlook

Life is difficult to negotiate even with a positive mental outlook. There is a perception that the world is out of control. This frame of reference affects our daily lives. It can seem that our individual actions become negligible with so many challenges. Here are a few very important applications to help balance our lives.

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What Are Your Options?

What Are Your Options?

There are always choices. Some of those choices may not seem too good, but they are always there. A close relative of mine has chosen to live on the streets. I wont even pretend to understand her decision.

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NightWatcher

NightWatcher

Home Recording at it’s finest.

The Nightwatcher Crew : Calvin Rossman, Eric Ritts, David Tieman, Jeff Fried and moi, Bryan DeHart

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A Call To Action

A Call To Action

Obsess To Your Full Potential It is important that you and I reach our full potential. Why? Because you and I matter, and what we do matters. It is the way we think, act and the path of our lives. I want to live to my fullest potential. How about you? A Philosopher...

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If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

I have recently encountered circumstances which have put limitations on time. Time constraints - the worse, Man. My productivity has fallen and the thought crushes me. The results are showing up. What was once expanding and growing is now stagnant. It's not that I'm...

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Mental Prisons

Mental Prisons

Some people do not know they are in a mental prison. Their day-to-day perceptions have become standard. Some folks may not have the tools to break out. Or even be willing to. The more we can stay in a predictable environment, the more comfortable we humans tend to be....

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It’s Very Personal

It’s Very Personal

Passion There is a burning fire, a flame that is unquenchable. The heat from the blaze pushes me to dig deeper, work harder and yearn for more. My biggest desire is to be able look back on the end of day and say, "I'm one step closer." I want to feel good about what...

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Think Again

Think Again

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Photograph Compliments Of Lucie Hosova You Should Think Again Table of contentsThink Again With HumblenessThink Again With CuriosityThink Again About You FearFull CircleThink Again About Your Doubts Do I need to think again? I am...

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Mackncheeze Music Recipe Poisson Et Legumes

Mackncheeze Music Recipe Poisson Et Legumes

Simply - Fish and Vegetables Before I share the recipe, I have this to say... My heritage is from Alsace-Lorraine. Throw in a little German and Dutch, with a whole lot of French, and boom, there you have it. The result is my propensity for Gaulic Sensuality. This...

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Truth Is Simple?

Truth Is Simple?

Who and what To trust And The Simple Truth I know I can trust my cat. He knows exactly what he wants, when he wants it, and has no problem letting me know. I appreciate his forthrightness even though I'm often unable to figure out his motives. I can definitely depend...

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Influences and Mentorship

Influences and Mentorship

A mentor is someone who instills a success oriented mentality in somebody else. Steve Jobs was Mark Zuckerberg's mentor. Oprah Winfrey's - poet and author, Maya Angelou. Woody Guthrie mentored Bob Dylan. American actress, dancer and singer, Chita Rivera was mentored...

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Mackncheeze Music Chicken Recipe

Mackncheeze Music Chicken Recipe

Poulet du Collins Low and slow, that's my secret. Gourmet is always best. I hate Bad Food. When I cook, I need the ability to walk away and focus on something else. Writing, or practicing, or recording, all super important. Lack of time is a huge consideration. Life...

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Art As A Process

Art As A Process

Life brings enormous challenges, some which might represent the distance between how things are and how we would like them to be. By implementing process I have learned to attain my goals. Putting aside distractions allows follow through. I work to accomplish daily...

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Happiness

Happiness

What Is Your Source of Joy? When your head is cast in bronze, is that when you will finally be happy? There is a difference between happiness and contentedness. Happy is a feeling, or a showing of pleasure, or of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and/or...

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Love and Relationships

Love and Relationships

We all know what love is. I won't even pretend to know what is right for another person. I'm not even sure that the general rules of romantic relationships actually work for everyone. Each dynamic has its own set of particulars which may not even apply to another...

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Mental Latency

Mental Latency

Often times I draw a blank while talking. The pause in thought process seems excruciating, including some mild embarrassment. This tendency is annoying. I am a highly intelligent human, or at least I would like to think so. My good friend Jerry explained this...

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 34: The Action Buddie Interview

Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 34: The Action Buddie Interview

Action Buddie was a considerable part of the Seattle Music scene in the 1990s and early 2000s. The impetus for Action Buddie's reforming originated from David Portnow, owner of Pig Records. Having produced over 500 albums, one of David's favorite bands is Action Buddie.

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What is Mental Fortitude?

What is Mental Fortitude?

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes What is mental fortitude? Fortitude is considered a virtue by many. Resoluteness through challenges and chasing vision is part of fortitude's defining characteristics. This blog is all about the pursuit of creativity; this is how I...

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