Category Archives: Creativity

Creativity and good mental health go hand in hand

Here’s an interview with Hilde Østby, author of a forthcoming book (April) titled The Key to Creativity. What really resonates for me and jibes with my own feelings and intuitive understanding of creativity is the reciprocal positive relationship between creativity … Continue reading

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The Snowy Day

Is it just me, or does this Lands’ End catalog cover remind you of that beautiful childhood picture book classic by Ezra Jack Keats? Something about the bright red coat and stark, crisp, clean blocks of color contrast, I don’t … Continue reading

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Curlicue

I tossed my phone charger aside on the couch after I unplugged it the other day, and this is what I saw😄 Kind of striking, that curl of white against the two jumbled, dark red blankets. So I used the … Continue reading

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500 tabs and counting down (#499 “The Tim Ferriss Show” transcripts)

Author and podcaster Tim Ferriss has amazing guests, and he is always so super prepared as an interviewer that the conversations he has with guests are really substantial. However, I don’t usually like listening to podcasts because doing so is … Continue reading

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“When You’re Good to Mama” — Heard on a head-clearing coffee run to Starbucks

I have so much work to do! But as I finished one project and faced the daunting prospect of beginning the next one, I forced myself out of the door because I knew it would be good for me to … Continue reading

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My first DALL•E art project

Because I teach courses on digital society and digital storytelling at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), I have been reading and learning a lot about DALL•E, the new AI-based art generator, this fall. I had seen references to DALL•E all … Continue reading

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When life imitates art (or, the imperfection of perfection)

I walked into my office in the Grohmann Museum on MSOE’s campus the other day and really liked the golden autumn glow of light reflecting from the locust tree outside my window. Especially appealing was the correspondence between the dead … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise – “Looking in the Rearview Mirror”

I wrote this essay as my exercise for this week’s writing group meeting. The prompt was “looking in the rearview mirror.” When I was in high school, one of my friends used to pull out a little compact with a … Continue reading

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Some songwriting magic

Have you played the online game of Heardle? It’s obviously similar to the smash hit Wordle in that a new short puzzle appears daily. At some point in the last several months I began playing both of those games plus … Continue reading

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Two lists

Or in plainer text: Diversity = Variety, Biodiversity (including gut/diet), Social diversity, Cultural diversity And is associated with: Resilience, … Two lists I really like this! So many things to think about related to creativity, the environment, social/political contexts, etc. … Continue reading

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