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Artist Block

Posted: July 16, 2013 in Articles
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I have never seen my father besides a photo so when it comes to my father I always have this image of him that’s never finished. I only seen one picture of him and that’s when he was 17 and in this picture he has this certain posture and candid position he’s standing in. I haven’t seen the photo in so long that I never can remember his face clearly, like an out of focused camera, I see him but it’s blurred. So I take all these stories about his appearance from my family to my moms and start to create his face. Every time I put it together I never like what I’m picturing in my mind so I throw it away like a artist with creative block. Then I always end up starting over. I guess the moral of this story is maybe my picture will be painted perfect the day I see him.

The Bad

Posted: July 9, 2013 in Articles
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Such a bad time in my life right now. Guess we all have to go through something in our lives in order to make us stronger and more humble people.

My Friend

Posted: July 9, 2013 in Articles
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I just lost a good friend who watched me grow up on the Range. He was bestfriend’s with my Uncle Tone and cousin Marcus Sanders and the rest of the close range fam. We had great times even after my Uncle passed and he use to tell me how much Tone meant to him. He loved his boys and I for one is at ease with the fact that he got to see his two sons, with energy, smiles, jokes and laughs. That’s something you could always count on with Antoine Baskerville was he will always be there for his kids. But overall I’m happy to know he’s not in pain anymore and is at ease. I wish his family the best in this sad time and hope all of you hold strong. And to Dirt(what I known him as) thanks for everything from advice trading to just being a friend through out my childhood to manhood. We all need help and you were an example of things to do and things not do in life. R.I.P Dirt, I will miss you homie!! Love you a ton!!

Growth

Posted: July 3, 2013 in Articles
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I’ve learned over the years that there is more perspective in life then right or wrong. A person’s perspective is more important then being right or wrong.

Comfort Zone

Posted: June 22, 2013 in Articles
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Ignorance isn’t bliss…it’s familiar. And unfortunately there’s comfort in that.

I GUESS

Posted: August 19, 2012 in Articles
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Good morning ppl!!! I had a random thought that made me realize how real marriage can be. I remember when I was about 14-15, I overheard my Grandfather and Grandmother talking about money. Basically the main reason for this discussion was my Grandmother owing my Grandfather whatever amount of money and when was she going to pay him back. I always remember thinking, “Why does she owe you?! Aren’t y’all married?! Right?!” I think he was proving a point more then to actually get his money back. But now at this age I totally understand why or at least understand enough. When I was younger I had a nice black & white, simple idea of what I thought marriage was or at least should be. But as I got older I realized how color brings complexity to simple ideas and thoughts. Innocence gets stripped from what you think something should be and I guess your only way to stay sane is prove to your childhood thoughts that working to make those thoughts a reality is what you live for…I guess!!

With complicity comes vulnerability, it’s what we do not see that concerns me.

Positivity

Posted: February 25, 2012 in Articles
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Be Happy at Work and Be a More Positive Person

During all of our years as children, we are asked what we want to be when we grow up, and for the most part, those occupations are simply dreams that die with age. When we become young adults, we choose a career path that suits our skills and our education, but there are still very few people who really enjoy how they earn a living. This has nothing to do with which job they have chosen or the hours they work. It has everything to do with their attitude, and this is something you can achieve in your life as well.

Choose to be Happy

The first step towards being happy at work is to choose to be happy. My parents always told me that only I could make today better than yesterday. No one else can do it for you. In fact, even the best boss and coworkers will put you in a situation that could make you unhappy, but it is actually really easy to let those things slide when you have chosen to be happy at work.

There are quite a few things you can do to make sure you maintain this positive attitude at work. First, you should try to smile more. The brain links smiling to happiness, so if you are ever feeling down, try to smile through it, and it will help you think of happier thoughts. Also, stop worrying about the future, especially those things you can’t avoid or control. Take a breath and let those things go. Whatever happens, you will find a way to work through it and resolve any problems that arise.

If you are finding it hard to change your attitude and staying optimistic, think about the fact that you actually have a job. There are many people in this country and around the world who aren’t able to provide for themselves or their families. Take a minute or two and remember what having a job would mean to someone who is unemployed. Think about what it would do to your lifestyle if you were to suddenly loose this job and were forced to take a worse job than you have now. There are a lot of reasons to be grateful for what you have.

Find Something Good in Every Day

You took the job you have for a reason, so there has to be something about it that you love. Find something you enjoy doing every day and look forward to that as soon as you wake up in the morning. You will find that you are more motivated to get to that point in your day and you will work harder because of it.

Another way you can motivate yourself is to take a break. You don’t want to get so overwhelmed with what you are doing that you stress yourself to the point of depression. Schedule a break or two in your day and do something you enjoy during those few minutes. Read a book, listen to music, or have a cup of coffee while you spend a moment with your thoughts. If you put some “you time” in your day, it will make each period of time between the breaks seem more bearable.

Avoid Negative People

Negative people are the worst kinds of coworkers, so avoid them at all costs. They will only bring you down, no matter how great your day has gone. The gossip and negative conversations they tend to spread around can impact you and the people you are talking about.

Make Friends

Work friends don’t have to be your best friends, but they are essential to being happy at work. They know what you are going through and are a great source of advice when you’re having a rough day at the office. Make sure the friends you choose are going to be supportive and encouraging in the work place. Get to know them well and you may even find friends that will last long after you have moved on from this job.

Search for Something New

If all else fails, it may be time to look for a new job. You don’t want to spend your entire life doing something you hate, but you also don’t want to lose the paycheck you are getting before you have secured another job. Don’t look for a new job while you are supposed to be working, and make sure you are able to leave your job with dignity.

Jerry Wright is the creator of a site that is devoted to educating readers about their higher education opportunities to become a civil engineer. He enjoys writing articles about his job, http://www.civilengineeringdegree.org. and enjoying life.

http://www.civilengineeringdegree.org.

A Dark Age of Art

Posted: January 20, 2012 in Articles
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In this new age of self expression, creativity, and self promotion how do you tell a person their just not good? How do you tell them what they created is just simply trash? I totally understand a person not being good at first but coated with a possibility of getting better. But to be coated with a potential for more trash, how do you let them know to stop? And that’s the biggest problem with the internet. With all this access to cameras, photoshops, final cuts, instagrams, social networks, and even actual access to conversions with your favorite celebrity we have a strong chance to go into a dark age of art. It’s very possible that we can be engulfed by creative C’s, D’s, and F’s with a very limited amount of B’s and A’s if not none at all. All I can say is that this is VERY scary cause when creativity gets a bad grade advancement stuffers the most.

Rules

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Articles

Being good is not hard because we can’t do it. Being good is hard because some people aren’t playing by the same rules that being good are under.