Olinda — Grandma Moses notwithstanding, much could be said about why creativity blossoms mainly in the young and then declines with age. To put it in several nutshells: increasing responsibilities at home and work, cultural expectations, stress, getting stuck in habits of mind, health patterns and . . . And then there’s the actual physical deterioration of body and mind, associated especially with old...
Montreal — Creativity is an overbuzzed word in the business world. I am working at a conference that boasts itself as “a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity”. As much as I enjoy observing ...
Turin — I was very sad this evening, when I entered the metro. I found this. And now I have a smile in my pocket, just for me.
The local neighborhood bar has a quiet time between six and nine. It is a place that specializes in coffee, beer and seasonal menus. There is just enough of each for a satisfying snack and effective buzz. After the time when the laptop lids close and before the social gatherings start -- there is a sort of twilight*. Often this time is a fugitive ground rife with creative inspiration and meditative work -- of the kind that results in personal reward.*twilight may refer to civil, nautical or astronomical variety depending on your social or terrestrial condition
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To those who aren't afraid to get up early
Making is Breathing
"Who we are is what we make is where we stand in the world." --Nilofer Merchant
Out of the office.
Reflections on 100 Happy Days
Former-type A student anxiety: I'm sitting in class, unprepared.
The Story Machine - Where children's minds go...
Working at a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity.
Hello, I’m the great idea you’ve been looking for
Between the familiar and the interesting (and therefore, scary) is the tension called life, a circular loop of never-ending story.
Fabric makes me want to be creative.
Then & now.
Inertia debilitates, confounds vitality. Fear of inaction arrests action. Yesterday's paralysis haunts the present and forfeits tomorrow.
When all that's sure becomes a blur, and visions flee from you. Recall the past when dreams were vast, and let it spring anew.
Today, a Wednesday, was a great day.
Making and doing need not a perfect moment, but some things do make things easier.
Writing, recording and editing. Nearly finished.
Take a smile.
The best lessons in creativity come from absorbing another. How my dad opens wine bottles.
When New Life Springs from the Old