Category Archives: On Creativity

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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At Some Point You Should Be Expected To Grow Up

I’m a Fleetwood Mac fan, and that has not always been an easy thing to be given the band’s self-destructive tendencies, which have continued long after the band members could have been expected to grow up and mellow out. Although … Continue reading

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Yeet

It is intriguing to see people try to handle slang. And while it is unclear where it is that yeet came from, it is intriguing to note that the grammar of the term, and whether it is a regular verb … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Fear

Art & Fear:  Observations On The Perils And Rewards Of Artmaking, by David Bayles & Ted Orland This is a strange book, not a bad book, but definitely one that deliberately sets out to be unusual and even a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Speaks To Me

It Speaks To Me:  Art That Inspires Artists, by Jori Finkel There is a strong tendency among many people to want to downplay the influence of others, and this book features a wide variety of artists (most of whom are … Continue reading

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Ecomium Burnside

It’s easy to make fun of Ambrose Burnside.  Aside from his amazing mutton chops that remain his sole contribution to history outside of his military endeavors, which received the moniker sideburns, he was not a particularly successful general.  For Civil … Continue reading

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Book Review: They Drew As They Pleased

They Drew As They Pleased:  The Hidden Art Of Disney’s Golden Age:  Volume 1:  The 1930’s, by Didier Ghez There is something uncomfortable about this book.  It is by no means a bad book, nor a bad way to appreciate … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Little Spark

The Little Spark:  30 Ways To Increase Your Creativity, by Carrie Bloomston I did not consider this to be a bad book, though I think the author was herself somewhat confused as to what she was trying to accomplish with … Continue reading

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