Monthly Archives: May 2012

Who Will Do Great Work?

In the last week I have read several articles by scholars of the arts and letters who are fearful of whether the twenty-first century will produce outstanding work in the arts and culture. For example, scholar and essayist, Charles Murray, believes that … Continue reading

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A Welcome Change

The artistic directors of the upcoming Sydney Biennial (June to September, 2012) describe the shifting focus of the professional artist of our time in contrast to his counterpart in the last century. Here is an excerpt from the vision statement for that Biennial: We are … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf’s Tribute to her Father

Those who study environments for fostering creativity ask, in studying any exceptionally creative person, which features of the person’s early life experiences set the stage for him to bloom as he did. Research consistently shows that  exceptional creativity runs in families, … Continue reading

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Passing These Along

My day typically begins with some undisciplined thinking about the matters of the upcoming day. I let ideas roll over each other, stick to each other, or drift out of the picture naturally, without my making a record of them. Then … Continue reading

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Ideas for Life

Tony Schwartz, prolific writer, coach extraordinaire, and founder of The Energy Project, shared with his readers in honor of his sixtieth birthday the twelve most important things he has learned in his study of wisdom and work with clients. I … Continue reading

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Does This Bother Anyone Else?

Does it bother anyone else to hear people over and over again use the term the masses in a derogatory or condescending way? It bothers me when the person is arguably a member of some elite (say, a thought leader in … Continue reading

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