Not “sit on the couch and read a good book,” then?
I earned my Ph.D. in 2008. Since graduating, though, the only place I’ve really bothered to use my “Dr.” title is in the “title” section on forms.
That is, until now.Continue reading
After we got married in Thailand, we had our honeymoon in Borneo. Among mountain climbing, temple-gazing, and snorkelling, we saw many amazing kinds of wildlife. Seeing orangutans in the wild was very special, but I also love the proboscis monkeys, with their humanoid noses and sitting postures.
I recently finished reading The Practice: Shipping Creative Work: the latest book from Seth Godin. In case you haven’t heard of Godin, he’s the marketing guru that famously publishes short thought-provoking blogs daily, and sends those blog posts as emails.
In the book, Godin sets up the idea of creativity as a deliberate practice, one that that takes persistence. Rather than the practice building towards creativity, he asserts that the practice of creativity is the thing, the work, the output.Continue reading
This post has taken me months to write.
It’s not like I’ve been slogging over it, crafting every word and rewriting it a hundred times until it’s just so. Rather, it’s been written in short bursts. Just a sentence here, a sentence there, and then a long period of rest until I had time to pick it up and stitch it all together.
For me, this is just how creativity happens in a pandemic.Continue reading