Tag Archives: creativity

Storytellers

One of the most consistent aspects of life is that people enjoy telling their own story.  One of the characteristic issues of our lives is that we want to tell our stories but have few people to tell those stories … Continue reading

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The Levels Of Bardcore

Recently, for reasons I do not entirely understand but which may be related to my fondness for languages and history, I have found myself recently being suggested various music videos that are released under the genre of Bardcore.  I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Speaks To Me

It Speaks To Me:  Art That Inspires Artists, by Jori Finkel There is a strong tendency among many people to want to downplay the influence of others, and this book features a wide variety of artists (most of whom are … Continue reading

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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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