Tag Archives: Education

Actions Speak Louder

What do you spend your spare time and money on?  That decision, it turns out, is a pretty reliable guide to how you have stacked your wider life priorities.  When people say they have no idea what they want to … Continue reading

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What Does It Take To Become a Writer?

Yesterday, I visited a museum, dedicated to one of the best known and widely read authors of the nineteenth century.  I was interested to see where this author had worked so hard, in her most productive years, to produce her … Continue reading

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The Loss of Wonder

Have you ever stopped to wonder?  Children do it all the time.  They come out with the most amazing questions and find fascination in things that older people simply take for granted, ignore or have grown weary of.  It’s very … Continue reading

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Creativity and Survival

Every now and then, you read something that challenges your assumptions and makes you rethink your beliefs.  This article was one case in point:  http://www.context.org/iclib/ic27/orr/ . What struck me about this article, which dates back to 1991, was that it … Continue reading

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Is Art a Waste of Time?

Many artists have been dissuaded from pursuing their art because of what people think about art and artists.  There has been, for many decades, a common perception that artists are wastrels and that making art is not a real job.  … Continue reading

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Fomenting Creative Rebellion

There are formative moments in all of our lives that we tend to remember for a long time and with great clarity.  You got to be the way you are because of these moments.  Two of the big events in … Continue reading

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The Perils of Specialization

We’ve all heard the old saw: “jack of all trades, master of none”. For the longest time, it has been used as an exhortation to specialize. OK, there is something to be said for mastering a skill, but who says … Continue reading

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