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Following the Applause

Having children makes you think about the things, people, and events that formed you into the person you have become. I’ve always wanted to be an artist. It’s just something that I’ve coveted. But the only “encouragement” I got was from a college professor that was obviously more interested in my body (at the time) than my ability. So I turned back to what I’d received accolades – writing.

I’m “friends” (the quotes indicate “facebook” or “twitter” rather than real life) with a number of artists. For them, it is all about practice. Anyone can be an artist, they say, with practice. As a father, I think it is more than that. It is a little encouragement at the right time. Continue reading Following the Applause