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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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  • More News From Occupied Territory

    More News From Occupied Territory

    A member of the opposition forces occupying my home (one of my grown children) perfectly illustrated the terms to which my wife and I were forced to surrender. This grown woman, with a Master's Degree, communicated her perfect lack of awareness of irony and of the workings of the real world in this verbatim recount of our conversation last night: "Can you believe the toilet paper ...

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  • I Hate Tupperware

    I Hate Tupperware

    The hostile forces who occupy my house (my grown children), were sure that I don't like leftovers. I didn't even know that was a thing; that they have all of these misconceptions. Today, I explained to them that I enjoy leftovers immensely but our current food storage system scares the death out of me. (I don't even want to know what other conclusions they have ...

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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