We Sometimes Disappear Into Ourselves

And the question is, will we ever come out again?

John P. Weiss
Personal Growth

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Cartoons I drew on my desk. Photo by John P. Weiss

One of the downsides of having many creative interests is that you risk becoming a jack of all trades, master of none.

But, if you are afflicted with a smattering of obsessive-compulsiveness, you might overcorrect your broad creative interests by torching everything and settling on just one. The idea is that now you can get down to business and master a single discipline, rather than frittering away your days on too many diversions.

Years ago, outside of my law enforcement career, if you asked me what I was, I had a decisive answer. All my family and friends would have the same answer about me.

An old blog cartoon of mine

I was a cartoonist.

What’s the good of living if you don’t try a few things?

It all started with my childhood fascination for doodling and drawing.

Dad was a weekend landscape painter, and Mom sometimes liked to paint birds. Also, we had an extensive library that included art books and humor books full of cartoons.

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John P. Weiss
Personal Growth

I write books, stories and essays about life, often illustrated with my photography and artwork. JohnPWeiss.com.