The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

I am thoroughly enjoying Rick Rubin’s new book, The Creative Act: A Way of Being.

Here’s one of my favorite passages so far:

When it comes to the creative process, patience is accepting that the majority of the work we do is out of our control. We can’t force greatness to happen. All we can do is invite it in and await its activity. Not anxiously, as that might scare it off. Simply, in a state of continual welcoming.

We’ve Got the Best Healthcare

So I’ve been on the same maintanence regimen of allergy medications for a decade.

For three years now, during the pandemic, I call the allergist up and ask for a refill. They ask how I am, I say nothing has changed, they send the script to the pharmacy.

Back in November of last year, they tell me that they haven’t seen me in a while that I’ll need to come in next year.

Today I go in for my appointment. Despite the notice that everyone must wear a mask, no one does, including the staff behind the desk. So I wait outside. I wait for 45 minutes.

Finally, it’s my turn. The nurse asks me 5 questions, doesn’t exam me, then sends me on my way.

The cost with insurance: $400.

“It’s called the american dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin.