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Creative country: 98% of Australians engage with the arts

This is an encouraging piece of research: Almost all Australians “engage”with the arts. (I expect, similar figures would hold for New Zealanders) When I first read the heading I was a little sceptical: OK so pretty much every one listens … Continue reading

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Organizing for Creative People: How to Channel the Chaos of Creativity into Career Success. Sheila Chandra

I was taken by the Guardian Review of this book, bought the book and it is great. Sheila Chandra an international level singer writes on organizing for creative success. She clearly introduces her approach to managing a successful creative life. … Continue reading

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Our obsession with the natural world isn’t about power – it’s about love

The link takes us to Jonathan Jones’s response to the latest exhibition at the Welcome Trust in London.  How do we view our companions on this earth?  How has this changed over time?  Is the relationship always about power;  like … Continue reading

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The Crossroads of Should and Must — Medium

This is worth reading.  The essay  linked to is a thoughtful on exploring the difference between should and must.  A great beginning for a new week. My position is that I “must” write about science, beauty and sustainability; I feel … Continue reading

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Margo Price: ‘Country music is about divorce, drinking and jail’ | Music | The Guardian

I love music but have to admit that country music is not what I listened to at high school.  I find it curious how my taste has expanded as I learn to play. One of the interesting points here is … Continue reading

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Musings About the “M” Word for Creatives | Psychology Today

Good morning. This week I have spent much of my time reading in the area of creativity and particularly “process”.  And feeling that I suck at creative work, because that is what it is.  Work!  And because I feel stuck.  … Continue reading

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World on Stage – Palmerston North – Eventfinda

This is exciting and a challenge for me. For many years now my wife and I have been members of our local folk club. It is an extremely amateur group, and great fun. We have also been members of the … Continue reading

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JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

My daughter is in the children’s choir in the local production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. My wife and I have been taking her to practices for months. Yesterday we attended a performance with my parents. Well… I … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Be Smart • Hexaflexagons!! Happy October! Behold this lovely…

It’s Okay To Be Smart • Hexaflexagons!! Happy October! Behold this lovely…. The beauty of mathematics is a mystery. These hexaflexagons look fun. I would be interested to see a paper on the mathematics of this. The Wikepedia article is … Continue reading

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The Official Manawatu Flash Mob Video – Let It Be – YouTube

Homo sapiens has been successful because we cooperate, and because we compete; that has resulted in an extraordinary acceleration of cultural evolution.  I would like to repeat, we are successful because we cooperate.  The story that we have to compete … Continue reading

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