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  • We Are Alive

    We Are Alive

    There is no place quite like a chemotherapy clinic to put everything in perspective. True, there are many places we'd rather be than here again: we'd rather not be back in a room full of patients in blue reclining chairs hooked to IV's full of God knows what, attended by determined nurses and doctors, and sharing knowing looks with fellow caregivers. But, this is where ...

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  • A Century Later…

    A Century Later...

    What would possess an otherwise sane and relatively boring 58 year old man to climb on a bicycle and ride 100 miles in a day? I wish I could tell you because this summer I became afflicted with the virus called road cycling and did just that. I pedaled, sweated, endured, and obsessed over riding my first "century" in Savannah, Georgia last weekend and I ...

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  • How’s Your Journey?

    How's Your Journey?

    There is suffering. We know this, at least in the abstract, we know that people suffer. We can ignore it, we can blast those who are suffering and mock them for adopting an attitude of playing the victim, we can criticize their choices while all the while feeling superior and, truth be told, just a little bit lucky. Yup, that suffering stuff is for someone ...

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  • Everything I Learned About Life, Cycling, and Writing a Country Song

    Everything I Learned About Life, Cycling, and Writing a Country Song

    Well it was all that I could do to keep from falling, sometimes its so useless to pedal in the rain," It's from "You Never Even Helped Me Fix My Chain,"  my new country song (thanks to Weird Al parody songs are all the rage again): but I need to add Momma, and jail, and a pickup truck, and getting drunk, and a really cool ...

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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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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