Monthly Archives: January 2012

When You Need Some R ‘n R

Fifteen years ago by accident I discovered Rachel Naomi Remens. The daughter of aggressively secular health practitioners and the grand-daughter of an orthodox rabbi, Rachel received her medical degree with the intention of a traditional medical practice and is, in … Continue reading

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Boundaries

The universe is a contradiction, but we are always looking for harmony. Good story-telling is about harmony in contradiction- something bigger and larger than resolution. – Shekhar Kapur In our lives we encounter people who are comfortable with uncertainty, ambiguity, … Continue reading

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Here’s to You

For the last couple of decades I have taught almost entirely in a style called inquiry-based instruction. In inquiry-based instruction the teacher does not dispense knowledge as a sage-on-the-stage to eager note-takers, as so many teachers used to do forty … Continue reading

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Four Stories of Jane

I am thrilled this year to be part of a year-long collaboration of visual artists, theatrical and musical artists, and writers combining to explore a number of questions about artistic motivations and creative process. As a writer in the mix, … Continue reading

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There’s a Dragon in my Basement

Ten days ago I wrote about The Crash, my strategy at the outset of a project of setting up an intense¬†bombardment of images and ideas from a small number of books that I believe will¬†offer rich fuel for the purpose. … Continue reading

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A Distilled Point of View

Danielle La Porte of White Hot Truth shares seven lessons that she asserts creative people can teach “linears.” While I believe some of these lessons are already known to and embraced by some ‘linears,” I want to share these seven … Continue reading

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The Crash

When I started this blog four months ago, I promised to share key aspects of my creative process, however quirky, in case any of my readers might find among them some interesting strategies to try for themselves. The time has … Continue reading

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