Category Archives: On Creativity

On The External Conditions Of Creativity

I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the context of writing and creativity in general. As someone who is relatively creative in my approach, and with a strong personal voice, I try to understand why it is I … Continue reading

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Empathy And The Writer

It is fortunate that with most of us reading and writing, listening and singing, and other complementary activities go together. Becoming familiar with the creativity of others feeds one’s own creativity in a variety of ways. It gives us something … Continue reading

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Death Of The Artist

I find myself deeply amused by the question of how one separates art from the artist. Although I find myself to be of a highly different perspective and worldview than most who engage in such matters, the more one knows … Continue reading

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Telling On The Creator

One of the most important aspects of creation is that it tells on the creator. This is not always obvious. There is a YouTube channel that is sometimes recommended to me that has a video about who created the Bible, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elements Of Wit

Elements Of Wit: Mastering The Art Of Being Interesting, by Benjamin Errett One of the interesting aspects of this book is that it was about something else than it originally seemed to be the case. This is a book that … Continue reading

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On the Natural Proliferation Of Books

A friend of mine wanted to get in touch with me urgently this evening and I was, as one might imagine, rather curious to know why. As it happens, the friend was doing a presentation on some of the subjects … Continue reading

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Creativity And Intellectual Property

The history of Disney’s attitude towards intellectual property is a case of humor and irony, and more than a little hypocrisy. At the beginning of Disney’s history, intellectual property rights were far more limited than they are now. And this … Continue reading

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Quam Quidem Imitationem De Deo

How much in our creative endeavors do we end up imitating God? One of the most notable aspects of creation is that it allows us, in some form, to imitate God. This imitation allows us to understand at least in … Continue reading

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Nothing But A Number

This past week, Taylor Swift had a #1 album and single review with “Evermore” and “Willow,” respectively, making her the first person to have a song and album debut simultaneously at #1 twice in a single calendar year. Next week, … Continue reading

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An Excessive Love Of Novelty

One of the issues that are faced at present in the understanding of creativity is the confusion of creativity with innovation or with novelty. Given the immense popularity of books and other media that deal with innovation and given the … Continue reading

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