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Creativity for the Multi-Tasker


Creativity, multi-tasking, Tim Harford, TED Talks, Walter Isaacson, Leonardo Da Vinci, as above so below, Bubonic plague, poetry, baking bread, Archimedes, The Trilogy of Remembrance

  Ever heard of  slow-motion multi-tasking resulting in creativity? I was intrigued with that idea as presented in a TED talk by Tim Harford. Harford’s essential idea? Highly creative people move among their creative projects to let one influence the other. Because, if you blur the boundaries between your projects, you’ll make it easier to relate one […]

ART and the Meaning of Life


Art, painting, Van Gogh, Mark Rothko, meaning in life, meaning of life, emotion, compassion, eudaimonia, Aristotle, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, artist as prophet, literature, The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing,

Let’s talk about art, creativity and— the meaning of life.  Where does that spark of inspiration come from. How does that explosive blast of energy create something new in this world?  But why do we focus only on the artist and pay so little attention to the other party—the viewer. This time, let’s talk about the viewer. […]

Dinner is Served on New Years Eve.


  John McGrath looked up from the busy street and read the sign: Cavendish Hotel. Pulling open the front door, he stepped in to find a small foyer of potted plants, mirrors and vinyl covered furniture. Wearily, he set his bag down at the reception desk and rang the bell. He had to find a […]

The Cosmic Egg


The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing, visions, visionary artist, award winning novels, artists, art, creativity, inspiration, literature, thought provoking novels, magic realism, muse, spirituality, philosophy of life, suspense novels, romance, novels

The Cosmic Egg.  From Night Crossing the third in The Trilogy of Remembrance.  The scene which follows is from the very beginning of Night Crossing, the third in the trilogy. Can a visionary artist like Alexander create his art from his dreams and visions? From Chapter 1 of Night Crossing, the third in The Trilogy […]

A Stranger on the Train


The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing, visions, visionary artist, award winning novels, artists, art, creativity, inspiration, literature, literary fiction, thought provoking novels, magic realism, muse, spirituality, philosophy of life, suspense novels, romance novels, mystery novels, Novels with contests, novels with depth, novels with ideas, Novels about art and artists, book trailers. Same protagonist throughout trilogy, Venice,

A little story from Night Crossing, the third in The Trilogy of Remembrance.  A Stranger on the Train   A very strange woman crept into my life and my very being when I met her on the train. In fact, for a brief but intense period, she completely dominated my life. Headed to Portsmouth to catch […]

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