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Book Review: 30,000 Years Of Art

30,000 Years Of Art:  The Story Of Human Creativity Across Time & Space, by Amanda Renshaw More or less, this book accomplishes what it sets out to do.  It seeks to provide a chronological view of art that recognizes classic-level … Continue reading

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Book Review: Awakening The Planetary Mind

Awakening The Planetary Mind:  Beyond The Trauma Of The Past To A New Era Of Creativity Even the worst of books, and this book is certainly pretty close to that, can be immensely helpful.  In this case, the author provides … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Art Made The World

How Art Made The World:  A Journey To The Origins Of Human Creativity, by Nigel Spivey Sometimes books can be helpful in unintentional ways.  Such was the case with this book, which managed through a perspective that is antithetical to … Continue reading

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Sapere Aude

Dare to be wise, or Sapere Aude in Latin, is a favorite motto among philosophers and educational institutions.  It is easy to understand why this is the case.  Philosophers imagine themselves to be wise and so of course they are … Continue reading

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On The Regulation Of The Womb

One of the sad aspects of contemporary existence is the way that false dilemmas are so common.  When it comes to the contentious question of the regulation of the womb, many people appear to be most interested in a false … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s Army

Book Review:  Mr. Lincoln’s Army (The Army Of The Potomac #1), by Bruce Catton While I am familiar with novels and even biographies beginning in media res in order to keep interest up on the part of the reader, I … Continue reading

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Rules For Thee, But Not For Me

Frequently I read books, to say nothing of news articles, that show a great deal of panic about climate change and that claim that drastic changes are necessary in the lives of ordinary people for this to be avoided.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wired To Create

Wired To Create:  Unraveling The Mysteries Of The Creative Mind, by Stuart Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire Unfortunately, creativity is a subject that has been treated by many writers in a way that demonstrates considerable tension and ambiguity.  Some writers … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Beck

Can a one-hit wonder be an obvious snub for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?  Absolultely, if you’re talking about Beck.  A stylistic chameleon who kept on seeking to show diverse facets of his complex musical persona throughout a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Questions Are The Answer

Questions Are The Answer:  A Breakthrough Approach To Your Most Vexing Problems At Work And In Life, by Hal Gregersen My thoughts on this book, and that of many books like it in the subject of creativity, are decidedly mixed.  … Continue reading

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