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Old Age, Creativity, nature

When New Life Springs from the Old

by David Wade Chambers

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...

Conferences, Business, Creativity

Working at a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity.

by Vivien Leung

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 ...

inspiration, Serendipity, Creativity

Take a smile.

by Valentina Manchia

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.

Creativity, community, Ideas

Then & now.

by Elisa Adams

Leigh-on-sea — For the past hour we had been making polite conversation. Discussing ideas that may or may not come to fruition but it was just nice to get them out there. To breathe. To let go for a little while. “...

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