How Things Work Around Here

by tjbeitelman

So. Yes. You can go to the About! page and find out who the Internet says we are.

Which is fine. We’re happy for you to do that. We’re all relatively Google-able too, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Or you can just take it on face-value that we are TJ, Sam, Laura, and Angela. And you.

Try 101 is on a mission: that is, to invite, encourage, and inspire the better versions of ourselves to step into the daylight a little more often than they might be inclined to on their own.

Which is to say: To put the Spirit in creative spirit.

Which is to say: To make the effort, to experiment. To continuously reboot.

We’re a work-in-progress. Kind of like, you know, the whole entire Universe.

Generally speaking, what all of this means is you’ll find the four of us posting stuff on the blog. 30 Things We Love Right Now. Or some Notes-to-Self. Other stuff too. The point is, you are always invited to join us, to do as we do. That’s why Comments sections were invented. One (good) reason, anyway.

We also might have some longer-form stuff for you to take a look at — manifestos, self-taught syllabi, etc. — and we even have grandiose visions of one day leading a small army of Try-ers in some New Millennium low-residency MFA program in Life.

Dare to dream.

But then again, you can make like Steve Jobs and audit every class, leaving no trace of your existence in the official records of the institution.

Whatever works for you.

Whatever helps you Try — more, better, kinder, gentler — than you have been on your own.

There’s safety in numbers. You may consider yourself inducted into our little tribe.

Or not. It’s totally up to you.