Albert Einstein said that imagination is the “highest form of research.” We humans are blessed with the ability to imagine a world beyond the ordinary. Let’s make good use of this gift. Australian animal pathologist William Ian Beardmore Beveridge (1908-2006), said: “Facts and ideas are dead in themselves. It is the imagination that gives them [ Read more … ]
“The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.” ~ James Baldwin (1924-1987) Frank Zappa said, Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” Let’s make places where the oddballs fit. And change the world.
The creative process is innate to human life. We don’t need to make complicated plans to search for ideas. We simply need to make room for them to visit. The times I’ve been most unhappy with my teaching were the times that I didn’t allow enough of a pause. Instead, I rushed on to the [ Read more … ]
I grew up in an ordinary, middle-class family in Iowa where I attended public schools. Through a stroke of fate, I was critically injured in a head-on collision in my 20s and received insurance money that allowed me to attend the Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. My fellow classmates were very different from [ Read more … ]
“Creativity is an intelligence. When we respect its needs—for freedom, not knowing, beauty, a big vision, intrinsic motivation, and space—it will flourish.” 1. Creativity needs space, both internal and external – How can you give yourself internal space? If something is on your mind, take care of it before diving into new creative work. – [ Read more … ]