Category Archives: Creativity

Coming Back Around

As an oil painting BFA candidate in 1987, I made this painting. It no longer exists, because a senior student shamed me for liking comics; I’m pretty sure I painted over it. The world is not worse off that this … Continue reading

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Super Human: Into The Fire

This week I started working on my new novel Super Human: Into The Fire, the sequel to Super Human. The idea for the sequel was born out of a recent tragedy. Anxiety is a theme in the first book, and … Continue reading

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Book Debut: Super Human

I’m proud to announce the release of Super Human on Amazon: You can also find it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superhumanbook/ My editor worked nights and weekends to get this to the world as fast as possible: He got it out so fast … Continue reading

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I’ll Support Your Illusions If You’ll Support Mine

I recently happened upon an interesting piece1 by Dr. Charles T. Tart over at the University of California.  The article discusses the fear of ESP, but— ESP aside— contains remarkable insight into human nature. In it, he discusses an interesting … Continue reading

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Edison, Invention and Sleep

“…a man does need his rest, and Edison was not above the occasional catnap — provided it was not devoted solely to sleep. Like most people, he noticed that insights and brainstorms often occur at the edges of sleep — … Continue reading

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John Cleese on Creativity

Think of creativity more broadly. It applies to every goal we have. “Make wrongs” are contrary, they stifle creative thoughts. If you can’t get enough John Cleese, here’s another talk where he talks about the value of sleeping on creative problems.

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The Science of Creativity

Leo Widrich shares many strategies to increasing our creativity in his article,  Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity (thanks, Titania Richard).

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Throwaway Thoughts

I have a lot of creative friends: writers, designers, artists. They can all attest to one simple fact: we have a lot of ideas that just aren’t that good. This truth is not isolated to creativity. Or rather it is, … Continue reading

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