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Book Review: Big Magic

Big Magic:  Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert Just about every writer on creativity has some major agendas when it comes to their work, and this writer has several agendas, some of which are not offensive at all, which … Continue reading

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The Self-Defeating Acquisition Of Power

One of the most important needs that human beings have is safety.  If one, for example, gives any credence to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it ranks as a fundamental need, right above survival needs.  That is to say, as soon … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Do You Do With A Problem?

What Do You Do With A Problem?, written by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom From early childhood, many of us are very familiar with serious problems that can threaten to overwhelm our lives.  Maybe we have some sort of … Continue reading

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Towards A Theology Of Creation In Thomas Merton’s Writings

While the subject of the theology of Creation is far too large a one to tackle in the course of a modest piece of writing like this, it is worthwhile at least to write some about it and about where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sudden Genius?

Sudden Genius?:  The Gradual Path To Creative Breakthroughs, by Andrew Robinson If the only agenda that this author had was to support the idea that genius requires a long development, then I would have appreciated and respected this book a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War Of Art

The War Of Art:  Break Through The Blocks And Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield This book is one of those volumes where the author gets to relish in being a jerk and views himself as superior to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oregon Asylum

Oregon Asylum (Images Of America), by Diane L. Goeres-Gardner Did you know that “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed in the Oregon State Hospital, originally known as the Oregon Asylum?  If you are a fan of that particular … Continue reading

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Joshua Kendall And The Psychology Of Creativity

If you have never heard of Joshua Kendall, he is a historian and biography who has found a niche in discussing the tie between obsessive personality and intense creativity of particular kinds.  He has, for example, written biographies of Noah … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Is A Story

Love Is A Story:  A New Theory Of Relationships, by Robert J. Sternberg Is this really a new theory?  Let us be clear that this book is a compelling look at the narrative elements of relationships (including but not limited … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Labeled Children

Our Labeled Children:  What Every Parent And Teacher Needs To Know About Learning Disabilities, by Robert J. Sternberg and Elena L. Grigorenko As someone who read one of the author’s thoughts on creativity I thought it would be worthwhile to … Continue reading

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