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Book Review: The English Reader

The English Reader:  What Every Literate Person Needs To Know, selected and introduced by Michael Ravitch & Diane Ravitch I have long been fascinated, even if I find much to disagree with, concerning the practice of some writers to demand … Continue reading

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Book Review: Defying The Crowd

Defying The Crowd:  Cultivating Creativity In A Culture Of Conformity, by Robert J. Sternberg & Todd I. Lubart How does one cultivate creativity?  This is a problem I have wrestled with in reading dozens of books on the subject.  One … Continue reading

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Book Review: Psychologists Defying The Crowd

Psychologists Defying The Crowd:  Stories Of Those Who Battled The Establishment And Won, edited by Robert J. Sternberg This book is a bit less than 300 pages and contains a variety of psychologists writing about their own personal lives and … Continue reading

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Is Creativity A Blessing Or A Curse?

I often find myself wondering whether creativity is a blessing or a curse.  Frequently I come up with ideas of something that would be worthwhile in some particular situation despite lacking the skills to always implement such an idea myself.  … Continue reading

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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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