In any craft, there is noise. For the writer, noise is which words to choose, which way to order sentences, which way to order paragraphs. For the skateboarder, noise is foot placement, pressure, speed, timing, pedestrians, cops. Noise is not meant to be ignored. It’s meant to be sensed. The beginner stays where they’re comfortable […]

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Noticed, Or Improving?

Play the game while balancing a water bottle on top of your head. You’ll be noticed. Play the game to understand the game, and you’ll improve. The brushstrokes of the master painter of the pale-throated sloths are studied so that we can learn how to paint better pale-throated sloths. Studying the styles of professionals is useful […]

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Share It

That weird thing or activity that you’re passionate about? Share it. Write about it. Photograph it. There’s your material. Not everyone is interested in vintage Smurf toys, but some people are. The audience will find your work. And it might not be the entire audience of vintage Smurf toy fans. Just the fans of vintage […]

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Penguin Latte Podcast 01: Freedom in Motion – A Conversation with Nathan Rogers

  “You’re always at a starting point.” What does Parkour have in common with Skateboarding? How can Parkour turn your world into a personal playground? This is a conversation with Parkour athlete, Co-Founder of the So-Cal based Parkour Gym “Freedom in Motion”, and long time friend Nathan Rogers. “Freedom in Motion” is a Parkour Gym […]

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