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Book Review: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species:  How Human Creativity Remakes The World, by Anthony Brandt and David Eaglemann This is one of the many books that seeks to combine a concern for the aesthetics of creativity with a purportedly scientific approach in evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creating Things That Matter

Creating Things That Matter:  The Art And Science Of Innovations That Last, by David Edwards There are some books that try too hard and those which do not try hard enough, and this book is clearly in the first camp.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Regretsy

Regretsy:  Where DIY Meets WTF, by April Winchell This book lives up to its title.  The author of the book is the owner of a site that promotes (?) various failed efforts at creating do-it-yourself items for sale on Etsy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Classics #9-14

Dungeons & Dragons:  Forgotten Realms Classics #9-14, by Jeff Grugg, Rags Morales, and Dave Simons Although it is rare for me to read graphic novels, from time to time I enjoy them, and this book was a pleasant reminder of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Here’s A Brilliant Idea

Here’s A Brilliant Idea:  104 Activities To Unleash Your Creativity, by the Brothers McLeod This book was co-written by two brothers, one of whom is a writer and the other of whom is an illustrator.  As might be expected, therefore, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art Matters

Art Matters:  Because Your Imagination Can Change The World, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell I had read most of the text in this particular book before, but only because it was included in the author’s large collection of … Continue reading

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On Creativity: A Creator Reflects On His Own Creativity: Part One

One of the truths that is easy enough to uncover when it relates to creativity is that it is easiest for us to talk about ourselves and our own creativity.  We are the creators we know best, after all.  Just … Continue reading

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Towards A Theology Of Creation In Thomas Merton’s Writings

While the subject of the theology of Creation is far too large a one to tackle in the course of a modest piece of writing like this, it is worthwhile at least to write some about it and about where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Go To Jail!

Go To Jail!:  A Look At Prisons Through The Ages, by Peter Kent It is hard to figure out who exactly this book is for.  How many children are fascinated by prisons?  I grew up with some understanding of prisons, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War Of Art

The War Of Art:  Break Through The Blocks And Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield This book is one of those volumes where the author gets to relish in being a jerk and views himself as superior to … Continue reading

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