Where Creativity Goes to Die

January 10, 2011

A few words from Dr. Seuss’ On, the Places You’ll Go!: The Waiting Place… …for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or […]

deadlines can be lifelines [the creative habit]

August 10, 2009

This post is part of an ongoing series of reflections on my reading of The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp. It was February 24 of this year that I began this series of reflections on The Creative Habit. Fresh off of reading the book, I had quite a few ideas I was looking forward to […]

producer or procrastinator?

November 13, 2008

Throughout The Now Habit, Neil Fiore draws a contrast between producers and procrastinators. His idea of the producer matches up with what I think of as a creative person — one who practices creativity. A creative person is not only someone who does art, though art should always be a celebrated product of creativity. A […]

the now habit

November 5, 2008

While driving 2300 miles from Seattle to Austin this past summer, I thought it might be a good opportunity to listen to the audiobook version of The Now Habit, by Neil Fiore. It wasn’t. Not that it isn’t a helpful book. It is. In fact, that was the problem. I was about an hour into […]

artist's way reflections: week 9

October 29, 2008

I’m posting my reflections earlier this week because some of this material has been sticking with me a lot. To mix it up, allow me to offer a few quotes from the chapter that captured, and troubled, me: The need to be a great artist makes it hard to be an artist. The need to […]

when "when" is good

May 12, 2008

A few weeks ago, I blogged about when “when” is bad. I meant to follow it right up with what you are about to read. But I had to wait until “when” I had time. It became a bad “when”. But “when” isn’t always bad. I’ve previously written about using GTD before as a way […]

when "when" is bad

April 29, 2008

In 56.98 hours, I will walk out of my final lecture of graduate school. But who’s counting? Between papers and another writing project I am in the midst of, I haven’t been able to blog as much. But that just feels like a small taste of what the last three years have been like. I’ve […]

just. get. started.

April 17, 2008

I don’t mean to brag. But it’s true. I’m a fabulous procrastinator. Better than most. A few weeks ago, I was in a stretch that required 45 pages of writing in about 7 days. Required might not be the best word. I knew each of those due dates at least three weeks prior. So, perhaps […]