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  • Best Practice

    Best Practice

    We were having a dinner table conversation about the long passage of my life tonight and someone, someone related to me, was aghast at how old my pending age of 58 sounded to his young ears. "Yea, I'm definitely beginning to approach middle age," I said. A debate ensued that covered topics such as the age of dirt, general decay, and feebleness. My birthday is in six ...

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  • The Joy of a Skinned Knee

    The Joy of a Skinned Knee

    So, I'm flying down the bike trail on my one hour old racing bike, this combination of space age aluminum and carbon that cost more than my first two cars combined, blissing out on life and oxygen, riding faster than I ever thought a bike could ride when this three toed sloth cuts in front of me. Sloths, it should be noted, only come down ...

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  • And Let It Begin With Me

    And Let It Begin With Me

    I've found that it can be really difficult to write about something that is important to me without sounding preachy, judgmental, political, or just plain old nagging. That's because as soon as I step out of my own primary area of responsibility in this world, my own behavior, and begin to talk about the behavior of other people I AM being preachy, judgmental, political, or ...

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  • The Year of False Starts

    The Year of False Starts

    "What do you call a writer who doesn't write anymore?" I asked some friends not long ago. More than a question, it was plea, a cry for aid.  Nothing is coming out! Professional writers sit down and write anyway, opening a vein until they bleed onto the page, as Hemingway described it, and  I have not opened any veins lately. So far; 2014 as been ...

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  • I Feel The Need… When Grandpa Considers Buying a Harley

    I Feel The Need... When Grandpa Considers Buying a Harley

    "Here, have a seat on it!" the Harley Davidson salesman said, "watch this." And he flipped a switch, leaned over me and squeezed the clutch and push another button: the motorcycle came alive. The rumble that came from the mass of iron and chrome below me was unlike anything I'd ever felt before. It was primal, it was rude, it was... well, masculine. There was ...

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When Do I Get To Be Me?

Have you been so busy pleasing everyone else that you’ve become a spectator to your own life? When Do I Get to Be Me is a guide to giving yourself permission to become You again. Remember when you had lots of creative ideas, when you were eager to sing or color or dance and you saw the world with your own unique vision?

The Affluent Artist

The Affluent Artist invites artists from all walks of life to throw out the stereotypes about art and money and allow financial abundance into their lives. Whether you’ve been learning to train dolphins for SeaWorld, working as a Broadway dancer or as an Imagineer for Disney, chances are you’ve been learning about the craft, not about personal finance.

Author Rick Dibiasio - Release your creative beast!

What Is Middle Aged Crazy?

Remember passion? We were going to change the world, make a difference, we were going to use our youth and enthusiasm to make this a better place! There is still time! You've raised your kids, have a career, and have always done what you were supposed to do: yet; something is missing. You feel a need to express yourself creatively, don't you? Welcome! Middle Aged Crazy is a new place to hang and talk about your passions.

Learning an instrument? Want to sing? Draw? Cook? Paint? Become a photographer? Write? Learn a language? Then tell us about it: join our discussions, or even send me an article or video to post. (Be sure to subscribe so you won't miss a thing, we'd hate to be talking behind your back!) I'm writing a book about finding your creativity in mid life and your input will help me, I'll keep you posted as the journey unfolds. In the meantime, let's enjoy the ride! "The dimming and distancing of the wish to create is as sad an experience as we can name." Eric Maisel Ph.D. We are all creations, we are all creators, we all have the potential to be artists: you know it's in there, don't you? Let your creative beast out, we're happy you are here!

Rick DiBiasio, Author