Tag: creativity

Unthinking Cerebrals and their Awful Pseudo Intellectual Signaling

Unthinking Cerebrals and their Awful Pseudo Intellectual Signaling

I recently wrote a post called “Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad” about trends in literature that have made books almost unreadable. Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad Putting aside stylistic preferences, the other glaring problem of modern literature is that it is incoherent. Clear, evocative writing is a dying art. Similarly clear, sound thinking...Read More
Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad

Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad

Originally published on The Writing Cooperative.  This week, two writers in my circle were preoccupied with the same question. Why does modern literature suck? As far as I know, these two writers do not know each other. They are in similar political circles (right leaning, conservative) but different creative circles, which made the coincidence of their common interest even more...Read More
The Art of Finishing Things, A Meditation on Writing and the Paintings of Lia Porto

The Art of Finishing Things, A Meditation on Writing and the Paintings of Lia Porto

There is no art in things left unfinished. There is no value in the incomplete. There is nothing meaningful in the unresolved. There are many things in the unfinished that can be admired: hope, inspiration, creativity, passion, indifference and ideas but not art. Art happens at the finish line. Art is where inspiration meets discipline, where passion meets fortitude, where...Read More
Nicknames, You Called Me What?

Nicknames, You Called Me What?

Nicknames belie a certain intimacy. They are gifted by someone who knows us or knew us in a way others didn’t. Then this bit of history carries on, sometimes long after the giver is gone. The name spreads to others without the history or the intimacy, giving strangers, acquaintances, new friends the impression they know you better than they do....Read More
A Case for The Arts

A Case for The Arts

I read a lot about the benefits of a STEM education. There is a lot of negativity about studying the arts. In a world where making money, having power and gaining status are valued above all else, the arts, appreciation of the arts and creative expression are getting a bad reputation. It’s true, the arts are not great ways to...Read More
What I Hate About My Readers

What I Hate About My Readers

The one thing I can’t stand about my readers is that you assume everything I write is autobiographical. Maybe not ALL my readers, but the ones who talk to me assume this. And honestly, the rest of you who don’t talk to me probably assume it too but just don’t say anything, so I take it back. This is what...Read More