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  • The Badass Americans

    The Badass Americans

    So, imagine this: You are a PhD student in India, learning foreign relations and you begin the class on America. Your lecturer is a former diplomat who was stationed in Washington and he says, "This is the most important thing you need to know about America: the name of the professional football team in the nation's capital is called The Redskins." The room sits in confused ...

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  • Heated Arguments…

    Heated Arguments...

    I'm on my bicycle, riding on the side of the road, not bothering anyone, not taking up a lane, or slowing down traffic, when a pickup truck (it always seems to be a pickup truck) comes from behind, veers as close to me as possible, while laying on the horn and flipping me off out the driver's window. My heart, if it wasn't already pumping ...

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  • I Confess a Sordid Incident From My Past

    I Confess a Sordid Incident From My Past

    It's hard to believe; but before I became a less than obscure author and the founder of a marginally profitable financial planning firm, I lived the glorious life of a tire store manager. That's right. It's a good thing I prepared well for a life after my time in the spotlight, achieving my life goals in my early twenties could have led to a life ...

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  • The Texter

    The Texter

    One of the occupying forces in my house is the (still) teenage boy, a soon to be college sophomore, a child who never speaks a paragraph when a sentence will do, never a sentence when a one word answer will suffice, and never a word when a grunt can be grunted. He is: The Texter.  It is a constant source of amazement to me that ...

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  • Pizza Night

    Pizza Night

    I have been on the planet long enough to have wandered into and, then, out of many popular beliefs and philosophies. Of all the pop psychology or self improvement advice I've heard, I suggest that the one you should discard first is: "Do something you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." I'm not that lucky, for me, there ...

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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