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Book Review: Being Creative

Being Creative, by Laura Bartnick [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the Christian Indie Publishers Association Book Review Program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book, I was struck by the fact that … Continue reading

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On The External Conditions Of Creativity

I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the context of writing and creativity in general. As someone who is relatively creative in my approach, and with a strong personal voice, I try to understand why it is I … Continue reading

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Empathy And The Writer

It is fortunate that with most of us reading and writing, listening and singing, and other complementary activities go together. Becoming familiar with the creativity of others feeds one’s own creativity in a variety of ways. It gives us something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough If anything is known about the Wright Brothers it is the fact that they were the first people to engage in powered flight, in Kitty Hawk, in the Hatteras region of North Carolina. And, … Continue reading

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Death Of The Artist

I find myself deeply amused by the question of how one separates art from the artist. Although I find myself to be of a highly different perspective and worldview than most who engage in such matters, the more one knows … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-Off Riffs, And The Secret History Of Rock And Roll, by Timothy English One of the secrets of the history of rock & roll is now unoriginal much of it is. It is common … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elements Of Wit

Elements Of Wit: Mastering The Art Of Being Interesting, by Benjamin Errett One of the interesting aspects of this book is that it was about something else than it originally seemed to be the case. This is a book that … Continue reading

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Is Fame Abuse?

One of the more underlying but consistent themes that I write about concerning celebrity culture is the rather demented nature of it. One does not have to look very hard to see that fame is hard on people. Celebrities lose … Continue reading

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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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