Tag Archives: Curiosity

301: What I have Learned with this Blog

I have been searching my memory for the reasons I started this blog. October 20 2011. The first months were a mix of articles, very much on the scientific side of things and I was still drawing. Since then I … Continue reading

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300 Posts

I have posted 300 times since beginning in October 2011. Ive enjoyed doing this and will continue. Thanks to all of you who following. Over 800 now. Here is the statement about my purpose here. In many ways my posts … Continue reading

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Why the Greatest Work of Your Life Will Require A Compass, Not a Map | The Creativity Post

The piece is on finding your way through life; different from the norm. It challenges me in ways I struggle to put into words. I am ready for a change but I don’t have a direction. And I feel stuck. … Continue reading

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We Should Explore Mars So That Our Students Will Keep Dreaming Big | Janet Ivey | LinkedIn

I remember the growing up with the excitement of the Apollo program. I would have been nine in 1968 and I remember keeping a news paper folder of all the missions. Exciting. Wonderful. Motivating. Between Apollo and Star Trek, I … Continue reading

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Do we all need a little time simply to sit and think? | Aeon Essays

“Do you ever take time just to stop and think? And do you think it is important?” These are the questions, posed to us in this article. In my view, taking/making time to think is essential. That has been my … Continue reading

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The Heroism of Being a Contrarian: Jacob Bronowski on the Essential Character Trait of the Creative Person – Brain Pickings

Jacob Bronowski is a hero of mine for his Ascent of Man television series.  He is one of the most democratic and broad thinkers I have read.  This article challenges me as I am too relaxed and not contrarian to … Continue reading

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I tracked my happiness for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life

I am finding this a useful and thoughtful article.  Both as a technique I can use and the writer’s conclusions match what I think makes me happy.  Meeting personal stretch goals and time with family and friends and my guitar … Continue reading

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Consumer culture is dead. Long live creators | Aeon Essays

This is a fascinating and useful essay which I read in “A Culture Reader for Writers.  Ed. John Mark.  2014).  I found the Aeon version later after I had written notes. The question is why does creative work help so … Continue reading

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Can creativity beat death? New study suggests creatives worry less about dying — ScienceDaily

I find this encouraging, especially at a time when, it seems to me, the forces of destruction are in ascendance.  Those of us who seek to build:  families, buildings, songs… anything; we fear death less.  My view has always been, … Continue reading

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Beauty has a dark side: Morbid curiosity explained — ScienceDaily

Everyone loves a good train wreak.  Eric G. Watson. This book, which I have not read looks fascinating; now on my reading list. I  view curiosity as one of my most important motivators.  Why else would I spend so much … Continue reading

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