If you’re a flamingo, don’t compare yourself to ducks, and don’t follow the guidance for peacocks.
The 2011 peak of techno-optimism seems so long ago. I’m looking back to see where we’ve been, so as to better chart the way forward.
If someone put me in charge of a gifted program, here’s what I’d strive to do.
A big life change like this is disorienting, but I’m finally getting the hang of it—and my priorities are becoming clear.
Even when you suddenly have an abundance of time, you have to be able to use it effectively. Habits can help with that.
I’ve always known what I wanted to be when I grew up. It’s just that it didn’t seem like a feasible option.
Time to see about fixing that.
The Ancient Greeks were on to something when they spoke of the Muse as the source of creativity, as I tried to argue in a creativity training workshop. Continue reading Beyond a Definition, the Creative Experience
An old favorite book of mine is all about what happens to people who stubbornly think for themselves, and go through positive disintegration in the process.
It’s a narrow balance beam between boredom and burnout, and it’s easy to fall off.
I already knew my so-called “hobbies” were a 40+ hour a week endeavor. As it turns out, forty more hours hardly made a dent. Do other people experience this? Continue reading What I Learned From My Creativity Staycation
If Einstein were a young visionary today, how likely would he be to escape the Patent Office?
Every curse is a blessing, and every blessing is a curse. Kind of like superpowers. Continue reading Overthinking or Superthinking?
Your muse might have odd business hours. And you’ve got to cooperate with her. Continue reading Working With Inspiration’s Schedule
Many of the people I’ve met since moving to DC appear to be miserable. Their misery comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s tied to narrow unfulfilled needs, while others are stressed and broadly dissatisfied with … Continue reading Questioning 40 Hours
It is now 9:53 a.m. on a Saturday here where I sit. Right on schedule, a wave of energy paired with inspiration comes to me—I’m ready to jump into that flow state and churn out creative work. Ten o’clock is … Continue reading Ten o’clock Flow Time