Category Archives: On Creativity

Book Review: The Butterfly Hours

The Butterfly Hours:  Transforming Memories Into Memoir, by Patty Dann I was a bit disappointed by this little book.  Judging by its title, and subtitle (and especially the note on the title that said that the book had prompts for … Continue reading

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Celebrating The Work Of Your Hands

Today, on this Sabbath before the Feast of Tabernacles begins in St. Vincent, an elder I happen to have known for a few years (since we were both present in a foreign nation during the Days of Unleavened Bread) gave … Continue reading

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What Do People Want From Pop Music: A Case Study In Creativity

Although I don’t listen to normal radio very often, I have always cared a great deal about pop music, whether it meant going to the occasional concert, being a DJ on college radio (where my tastes were considerably more populist … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Creative Tarot

The Creative Tarot:  A Modern Guide To An Inspired Life, by Jessa Crispin Although I tend to find myself being at least somewhat interested in the history of esoteric matters and their often neglected importance in history and culture, I … Continue reading

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Non Enim Pertinet Ad Lauden Artificis, Inquantum Artifex Est, Qua Voluntate Opus Faciat, Sed Quale Sit Opus Quod Facit

While reading a translation of Umberto Eco’s The Aesthetics Of Thomas Aquinas, on page 185 of the work I came across the following quote from the writings of Thomas Aquinas on the praiseworthiness of creativity:  “Non enim pertinet ad lauden … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weird Ideas That Work

Weird Ideas That Work:  11 1/2 Practices For Promoting, Managing, And Sustaining Innovation, by Robert I. Sutton This book is an exhibit in something that does not often receive enough attention, and that is the way that in order to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Business

The Design Of Business:  Why Design Thinking Is The Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin It must be admitted that a book like this has a bit of an uphill climb.  The author seeks to promote a sort of thinking … Continue reading

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Book Review: RPG Maker For Teens

RPG Maker For Teens, by Michael Duggan This book is an interesting one, and one I would have liked to have read (or would have liked to have existed) when I was a teenager myself.  As someone who grew up … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy

What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning And Literacy, by James Paul Gee Sometimes attempting to do more than one has to do leaves one achieving less than one would have by being more modest, and such is … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Quotidian Creativity

Sometimes in order to better understand creativity we have to bring it down to earth.  One of the main barriers to understanding our creativity is the mistaken belief that we are not creative people, so I would like for us … Continue reading

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