I Was Going to Write a Book, But Then I Got…Distracted

There's a popular joke which can be used right at the moment when someone is aiming at something, say, a dart at a dartboard. As they're lining up their shot, drop in with a, "Nice aim, but I'd be more worried about the people standing beside you than the board." Watch as laughter ensues! (unless …

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Creativity is Not Benign

"Pick up the pen." No response, I wait, hold my breath. Tell myself again, "pick up the pen." Still, nothing happens. With a sigh - is that disappointment, or is it relief? - I reluctantly curl back into my ball of misery, resolving myself to self-pity. I am unhappy because I am not writing, and …

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