you are not replaceable

You are not a cog and this is not a machine. If you’re doing the work in a meaningful way, in a way that’s of service, there’s not anyone else who can do what you do, the way you do it.

ditching the paywall

I recently removed my fiction on Medium from behind the paywall. When I posted these stories originally, I thought, “Amazing! I can get paid for my writing!” In two years, I’ve made $4.44. Not exactly a windfall. Seth Godin defines art as “a human act, a generous contribution, something that might not work, and itContinue reading “ditching the paywall”

standing out

The easiest way to stand out in a crowd? Don’t stand in the crowd.

every song ever

It occurred to me yesterday how much we’ve lost in regards to the experience of the media we consume. As a teenager, there was something special about sitting in my car and peeling back the plastic on that new CD, leafing through the liner notes, slotting the disc into the player, and hearing the openingContinue reading “every song ever”


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joshua chamberlain is a writer and artist based in los angeles.


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