• Creativity, Instagram, and The Social Dilemma

    Creativity, Instagram, and The Social Dilemma

    I didn’t know much about the Netflix film The Social Dilemma before watching it, except I’d heard it would probably make me swear off social media forever. That wouldn’t be hard for me, at this point. There’s this episode of Vanity Fair’s Inside the Hive podcast, entitled “How Evil is Silicon Valley?” that made me…

  • 5 ways to encourage creativity

    5 ways to encourage creativity

    Back when DVDs were a thing, I loved the director’s commentary. Remember? That option on the menu screen, tempting you to sit through the whole movie again and listen to the filmmakers give insider nuggets about shot choices or direction given to actors. I guess I’ve just always been fascinated with how creativity happens.

  • What creativity means to me

    What creativity means to me

    I’ve been creative for as long as I can remember. I started piano lessons at age five. Soon afterward, I started ballet, and after-school art classes. And then I was unstoppable. Over the last 35 years, I’ve played saxophone and guitar, taken oil painting lessons, crocheted, cross-stitched, and embroidered, practiced photography and videography, started making…

  • When I got the $20,000 question wrong

    When I got the $20,000 question wrong

    I was too embarrassed to tell people, so only my closest friends and family knew I was going to be on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. I wasn’t sure I really wanted them to watch. I didn’t want them to know that literally, I was asked a $20,000 question. And I got it wrong.

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