Tag: dirkhooper

Advice from Amazing Writers on the Secrets to Writing Success

  Even if you don’t start writing when you’re young, it’s never too late to start.In fact, good writing skills are crucial to success, whether you want to be a…
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You Are What You Do Every Day

  This is something I’ve wanted to talk about for a long time. I probably won’t nail it this time, so I’ll keep trying. It’s a seven-word phrase that’s been…
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What Is Making Us So Lonely?

  Recently, USA Today ran an article about how people are feeling lonelier. According to John Cacioppo, director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of…
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Do Something Big!

    Originally published March 20, 2017. I’ve been mostly absent from my usual social media habits lately, including this blog. Maybe you’ve noticed? I spend an inordinate amount of…
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Warning: Your Friends and Family are Dream Killers

    It’s time for me to issue a Red Alert! Your friends and family are Dream Killers. They will absolutely shoot down your dreams in cold blood and watch…
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Goals Are an Investment in Your Future

  Originally published December 28, 2016. In my last post, I implored you to set goals instead of make New Year’s resolutions. If you still think that New Year’s resolutions…
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Build An Obituary Like John Glenn

  Originally published December 12, 2016. John Glenn died this week at 95 years old. Even other astronauts look up to John Glenn. At a time when ordering a skim…
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How Reaching Out Can Fuel Your Creative Fire

  A few days ago I reached out to a handful of friends who were spinning their wheels creatively. I asked them if they were interested in starting an informal…
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After 20 Years of Bitching – an Overdue Heartfelt Thanks to George Lucas

      It was the summer of 1977 when I sat in a small dark theater in Moore Oklahoma and saw "Star Wars" for the first time. What I…
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Yes, Shyamalan Is Still A Talented Director – Movie Review: ‘The Visit’ (2015)

  Originally published September 14, 2015. Last week Director M. Night Shyamalan expressed his desire to make more low budget movies. “The movies I like are much more simple and…
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Why ‘Fantastic Four’ Getting Clobbered is Fantastic for the Movie Industry

        Originally Published August 15, 2015   Much ink will be spilled over how and why “Fantastic Four” got clobbered at the box office last weekend. Some…
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Book Review: ‘The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road’

The design of "The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road" is luxurious. The book is a thick hardcover, with a landscape format, beautiful printing on quality paper. It's one of…
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Is It Porn or Is It Art?

I take photos of naked women and men for a living.  Some of my subjects are clients, others collaborate with me and others are paid models for professional projects. I've been…
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