Tag Archives: creativity

“Hawks Do Not Share”: Re-reconsidering Zelda Fitzgerald

I’m not sure why, but a slew of books is being published right now about Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott.  Here is an article/ book review from the March 22, 2013, Wall Street Journal that discusses several of the new (fictional) … Continue reading

Posted in Books and reading, History, Movies and film, Writing, blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age | Edutopia

Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age | Edutopia (video link) I haven’t blogged in about two weeks (sorry!!!) because assorted real-life issues have been a distraction.  Last time I posted, I wrote about the importance of infrastructure … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“If you build it, they will come” (parenthetical afterthought)

I didn’t think to explain my allusion in the title of my previous post.  Possibly you recognized the quote, slightly reworded, from the 1989 film Field of Dreams.  You can watch the trailer here.  Also, if you’re ever in Iowa, you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If you build it, they will come: the importance of infrastructure for creativity and innovation

Here’s a little factoid I’d forgotten about until my husband and I were discussing the recent Presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: The famous series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were not held during the … Continue reading

Posted in WPLongform (posts of 1000 words or longer), Writing, blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Success through failure

The “Review” section of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal contained an interesting short article by Ken Bain, titled “Flummoxed by Failure – or Focused,” which was primarily about the un-fixed nature of intelligence.  Most people are just about as smart as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Creativity, “Mr. Patent,” Keith Richards, and me

Following up on yesterday’s post on “Creativity and the importance of routine,” here is a link to a Fast Company article I recall reading ten years ago.  Titled “Mr. Patent,” it profiles Marvin Johnson, a research fellow at Phillips Petroleum … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Creativity and the importance of routine

One of my favorite writers is Flannery O’Connor, a Southerner who lived and wrote for most of her life on a farm in rural Georgia.  Possibly you’ve never read her, or maybe you read one of her stories once and wound … Continue reading

Posted in Writing, blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments