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Category Archives: Creativity
Those nasty negative emotions. If only we could just do away with them, right? But they have value, and they show up more in creative (right-brained) thinkers. Here’s why they are both valuable and in larger quantity in creative types, … Continue reading
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
This week I started working on my new novel Super Human: Out of Time, 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
I’m proud to announce the release of Super Human on Amazon, eBook is free with Kindle Unlimited, otherwise just 99 cents (for a short time): You can also find it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superhumanbook/ My editor worked nights and weekends to get … Continue reading
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
“…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
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.
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).