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Book Review: Passions And Tempers

Passions And Tempers:  A History Of The Humors, by Noga Arikha I was loaned this book by a fellow researcher into matters of creativity, and the book is a fascinating and interesting one that discusses the way that humours were … 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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Book Review: Keep Going

Keep Going:  10 Ways To Stay Creative In Good Times And Bad, by Austin Kleon The author notes at some point during this book that he began this particular book with a series of blog posts relating to creativity, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book, by Ally Carter I am not familiar with any of Ally Carter’s fiction work (which she refers to a bit ad nauseum here), but this book is mildly entertaining.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Chaos To Creativity

From Chaos To Creativity:  Building A Productivity System For Artists And Writers, by Jessie L. Kwak I always feel a mix of compassion and interest in reading the efforts of people to attempt to systematize for fun and profit those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Light In The Dark

Light In The Dark:  Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, And The Artistic Process, edited by Joe Fossler My own feelings about this book are somewhat ambivalent, as is often the case when it comes to books dealing with authors talking about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moment Work

Moment Work:  Tectonic Theater Project’s Process Of Devising Theater, by Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with a lot of others I can only think of one reason why someone who is a remotely decent or morally upright person would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drinking From The River Of Light

Drinking From The River Of Light:  The Life Of Expression, by Mark Nepo If you want to read a lot of terrible books with terrible advice written by people who are absolutely ignorant about what they are talking about but … Continue reading

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