To my little girl, I’ve spent some time here and I regret to inform you that life is sober in it’s despair. Take all the good you can and don’t be surprised by the evils. You can be angered. You can be sad. But don’t be surprised.Read More
Alex Wolf Blog
In my free time, I write about creativity, culture + branding.
Does anybody care about how single women move around? Does anybody wonder how we carry boxes of our shit from one house to another? They are heavy. The ones that aren’t heavy are awkward shaped. It’s ridiculous. I texted around.Read More
It’s 2:33, I am broken hearted and my suitcase is drifting between my feet as the train moves. The suitcase with all my shit. The suitcase I used to pack and leave my horrible relationship. The train isn’t crowded.Read More
I had no idea how to get in college and it’s always been embarrassing for me. While my friends had parents who would make phone calls and file papers for them, I for some reason was on my own for this one.Read More
I am convinced that a layer of innocence, perhaps a sheath of optimism dissolves into mid-air when you turn 25. It’s when life shows you it’s real self and she is ugly without her makeup.Read More
I am an introvert. I don’t say that to be cute. I don’t say it to sound trendy. I say it because it’s a truth I’ve had to navigate through as a human being who craves connection just like anyone else. If I am not careful, days or even weeks can go by where I get so wrapped up in my writing and my work, that I have zero in-person interactions.Read More
To "win" for most means fame and fortune. What often gets neglected is fascination. Just because the man is moving fast, doesn't mean he's chasing anything. He might be running away.Read More
Culture rewards being creative as this unique crown of a skill but let’s be honest, is it all what it’s cracked up to be? In reality being a creative usually means you’re an idea-infested, undisciplined,...Read More
Isn’t it funny how that works? You pick up your daughter’s paint brush, you start a novel in the dark, you play around in photoshop for three hours, you write a song while riding the bus and it’s almost like you’ve opened a can of worms.Read More
“The marine corps teaches you how to be miserable. This is invaluable for an artist. Marines love to be miserable. Marines derive a perverse satisfaction in having colder chow...Read More
He was white, a little chubby and had the worst outfit in the whole club, but he was dancing with more passion than everybody in the club had combined.It looked like his hoodie was white, or was at least supposed to be.Read More
People always say that art is everywhere, but where are the artists? They have to be everywhere too. They are the construction workers, teachers, uber drivers.Read More
Creativity starts with your imagination. People assume that because they can use their imagination, that they must be “creative”. Okay wait. To be creative means to create something in the world that wasn’t there before.
Can I introduce you to someone? Meet Olmstead. Olmstead had a unique passion. He loved creating parks. He thought they were necessary for a great quality of life.Read More
When you are creating, you have a right to feel terrified. It's all about how you manage the fear though.
Have you ever made an idea pile? It sort of goes like this: First you think, “I want to do this.” It could be writing a book, starting a company or a blog, whatever. Then...Read More
I was sitting in the cafe of the SF MOMA at a table next to these older, what seemed to be artists. They totally had the look.Read More
Do you ever want to like someone but just can’t seem to do it? There’s someone I’ve never liked since day one. She didn’t do anything to me. She was actually very polite. But something about her .Read More
"I just want to write!" She swung her head back as she said it. “You need to have a platform.” I was in the room with New York Times Best-Selling Author Anne Lamott.Read More