Tag: quotable

The Friday Philosopher, Is. 3

It’s that time again! Another week, another chance to pause and ponder. You know, stuff. We happen to happily be wading in greek literature right now, thus prompting this Friday forum on free will. The Greek understanding of this is, shall we say, rather complicated. On one hand, man desires to be master of his own destiny, but gods and goddesses being who they are, and the fates being who they are, etc…well, it can get tricky. So what to do?

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Life lesson here?

Go your own way!

Or something like that.

~ Happy Friday ~

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Ira Glass on Creative Work

Renowned radio host, writer, and producer Ira Glass shares some thoughts on the creative process. It starts with having passion and good taste for the creative arena you’re drawn to and then the evolution (read: progression) of producing this content unfolds. It’s a long, and ultimately trying process that tests the perseverance of the creative. Can you move from admirer to creating personal content of quality and good taste? Mr. Glass says it well:

Upcoming: My own process reviewed, and the beginnings of a new plan…

Tune in tomorrow for details!

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Writers’ Weekends

I think of myself as a serious professor who, during the weekend, writes novels. -Umberto Eco I’m with you Prof. Eco! Writers, may your weekend allow for some novel-worthy inspiration. And for you readers, are you in need of a read? Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose” stole my attention for the days it took me to read it…

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On Creativity: Poet Mark Strand

“Creativity: the Psychology of Discovery and Invention”, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is not only written by an expert with a badass last name, but is a “can’t quite put it down, looking forward to when I can absorb more” kind of read. This is somewhat surprising given that the format of the book is scholarly–this isn’t a tale of fiction or…

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July’s Bedside Books

Things are finally slowing down (relatively) to where I feel able to get back to my usual, heathy appetite for summer books. Savoring those pages in the sunlight not only adds some zen to my afternoons, but makes me feel like I’m smarter than you. I’m joking…mostly. Here’s what on my bedside table right now: From left to right: Jesus…