Tag Archives: creativity

Looking Inward, Outward, Onward

The last post I wrote here was called. “The Case Against Using Your Blog as a Journal”.  It’s a piece meant for writers, warning them against publishing what amounts to first drafts, but the title is coming back to haunt … Continue reading

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The Things I Find On The Internet, Pt. 1: Creativity

If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading Maria Popova’s brilliant site, BrainPickings, you really have to head over there.  There are days when I don’t dare wander too far into it because once I’m in, it could be hours … Continue reading

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Regrets? I’ve Had a Few

Ask any celebrity if they have regrets and 99.9% of them will say no.  Some of them are people who should be waking up every morning regretting everything they’ve done since puberty, but ask them that question and it’s as … Continue reading

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Should I Die At 75? Oh, Wait. Too Late.

On September 17, the very day–I mean, the exact day I turned 77, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s essay, “Why I hope to Die at 75” appeared in The Atlantic magazine.   You could have knocked me over with a feather.  Really?  (We … Continue reading

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Perfectionism: Creativity’s Joyless Spoiler

“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything” David Foster Wallace This is a tough one. How do you argue against perfectionism when you dearly want everything to be perfect? Writing is an art, a craft, … Continue reading

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Daydreaming: Leave Science Out of It

I didn’t do well in school.  I always thought I was dumb–and it’s possible I really was–but after the teacher wrote on my third grade report card, “Ramona needs to work on her concentration.  She daydreams too much in class”,  … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo, the Post-Mid-Month Crash

Today is the 19th day of the month-long blogging dare the folks at the BlogHer website sent out to us unsuspecting bloggers.  They call it NaBloPoMo, an acronym so goofy a lot of us were drawn to it like flies … Continue reading

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