Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Death of Deadlines

Deadlines are obsolete.  Actually, that’s slightly stretching the point.  Deadlines have lost their efficacy and they are no longer motivating.  In fact, they do damage.  Why is this?  How did this happen?  How will we get anything done now? The … Continue reading

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I Wrote a Book

I haven’t been posting here as regularly as usual.  Did you miss me?  The reason I have been a little quiet and absent on my blog is that I’ve been working on something big.  I wrote a book.  The first … Continue reading

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Inspiring Educators

The best teachers are the ones that inspire you.  In order to be inspirational, a teacher needs to strive for success in the thing that they teach.  Students can readily tell the difference between a teacher that is going through … Continue reading

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Important Ideas

I read something thought provoking, today.  It was the idea that artists too readily accept the tag “starving artist”, even if in jest.  The signal that glib acceptance sends to people that don’t know any better is that perhaps art … Continue reading

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The Magic of Art Creates the Future

Artists are magicians, in the sense that art is emotionally affective and it plants the seeds of ideas in people’s minds.  It has the power to influence and transform society.  Art can be thought of as magical because it is … Continue reading

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What’s the Real Goal?

You see this all the time. Projects with a high degree of creative content are started.  The artists, makers and producers agree with the sponsors and managers that they will bring the project in, on time and on budget.  Everybody … Continue reading

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Misrepresentational Art

Many of our most beloved cultural artefacts are, in fact, fakes and counterfeits.  I don’t mean that they are forgeries.  Forgeries are copies.  These are original works of art, presented as having been created for a given (usually well-publicised) reason … Continue reading

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