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Beginnings Matter

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." -- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities "Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living." 2001 -- Arthur C. Clarke, A Space Odyssey “The human race, to which so many of my readers...

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Memories are Made

Not borrowed. Not a lucky break. (most of the time) Not the product of circumstance. They are deliberate and hand-crafted works of human and kinetic art. A few days before I launched this website and left on a journey to travel around the world, I was discussing my work and philosophy over a coffee in Stratford-on-Avon with my...

Memories are Madeajleon

Honorary Misfits Will Rule the World

Today, I am announcing the launch of the Print Edition of the Misfit Quarterly. It's difficult to express just how much the Misfit Quarterly means to me and my merry band of misfits. It is a creative arts magazine dedicated to facilitating and promoting creative art, in all of it’s various forms, for the Digital Generation. My vision...

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The Invisible Government

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element of democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country…'We are governed. Our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested,...

The Invisible Governmentajleon

Maybe It’s Your Time

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.” Most people look for reasons why they shouldn’t do something big.  Why they shouldn’t try launching that idea sitting in that sketchbook.  Why they shouldn’t consider leaving that job they hate.  Why they shouldn’t spend the money...

Maybe It’s Your Timeajleon

Alternative History

Four days ago at 6:43 in the morning, I found myself on the shores of Islamorada on the southern tip of Florida. The glow of an early and rising Sun peaked over the horizon, and began to pepper the waves with radiance from the higher countries. And, for the first time in my life, it...

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The 8,432 Thousand Dollar trip across America

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”  - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Exactly 138 days ago, I left my home in the East Village beginning a...

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Amazing Things Will Indeed Happen

Sometimes, the world seems overwhelming. Run by the demagogues and the debutantes that have embraced the system. That have acquiesced to the perennial devils of every age - greed, familiarity, power, scale and growth at all costs - those whose sole effort it is, as it ever has been, to build a Babel that touches...

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Fairy tales are more than True: Announcing the First Edition of the Misfit Quarterly

"Fairy Tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten". GK Chesterson Today I'm announcing the launch of a creative publishing project that I have been working on for close to six months now. The Misfit Quarterly is a handcrafted compilation...

Fairy tales are more than True: Announcing the First Edition of the Misfit Quarterlyajleon

80 Down. 1,800 to Go.

Today is day eighty of my 1,880 day trip around the world. It's quite a moment of reflection for me. I can remember when I was second guessing whether this journey would be possible, allowing fear to saturate my mental faculties convincing me that this adventure would end terribly, that I wouldn't be able to continue my work, that...

80 Down. 1,800 to Go.ajleon

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