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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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Book Review: Flow

Flow:  The Psychology Of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi There are definitely some activities where I strongly value flow.  As a writer, I sometimes find that my writing is flying and time passes without much awareness of its passing until … 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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Book Review: Orbiting The Giant Hairball

Orbiting The Giant Hairball:  A Corporate Fool’s Guide To Surviving With Grace, by Gordon MacKenzie Occasionally there is a humorous book like this one that reveals that one’s general and normal pattern of behavior is actually an effective strategy that … 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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Self-Censorship: An Ambiguous Sign Of Coercion

While I am by no means an extremist when it comes to libertarianism in such ways as free speech, as a somewhat outspoken and well-traveled writer I am certainly familiar with the awkwardness and unpleasantness that results from living in … 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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