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Strictly Amateurs Please

For a variety of reasons, I have often wondered what sort of ideal society I would create as a sort of thought experiment to ponder the effects of certain choices within society. When I wrote a recent collection of connected … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Jumping Waterfalls

The lyrics to the opening verse of “Waterfalls” by Paul McCartney go as follows: “Don’t go jumping waterfalls / Please, keep to the lake. / People who jump waterfalls /Sometimes can make mistakes.” If these lyrics sound familiar to those … 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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Book Review: Life Lessons Learned While Shopping

Life Lessons Learned While Shopping, by Amanda Ford Like many books, this one is aimed at women, because the author appears to assume that only women would be interested in books dealing with the mentality of shopping. And to be … 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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Book Review: Spiritual Intelligence: The Art Of Thinking Like God

Spiritual Intelligence: The Art Of Thinking Like God, by Kris Vallotton [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There is one verse that … Continue reading

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That Ah-Ha Moment

One of the interesting aspects, at least as far as personal conversations went during the recent Feast of Tabernacles, was how quite a few of the people I was chatting with were still drawing lessons and insights ten years later … Continue reading

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