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Paul Christensen: Images

One powerful image can overthrow the whole decaying edifice of empiricism and thrust us back into the medieval mind of gods, miracles, witches, and the wonders of an empowered and … Continue reading

September 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fred Maus: I Listen to an Adagio by Ravel

. Then, I know how to speak with a single voice, meandering onward, not clear whether anyone is listening, pushing on to the next word and the next, not with … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Doug Anderson: On the consequence of a failure of imagination

Much of the good work in the world is poorly paid or done for free. Poetry would not be written, hospital and hospice sits would not be done, medical care … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Elizabeth Gilbert talks about finding your creative genius

With wit and humor, the author of “Eat, Pray, Love” talks about artistic creativity, imagination, and fear of success.          

October 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Video: “Piano Fling” from Northern Exposure

This is possibly the best explanation of art and innovation ever to appear in American popular culture: “It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.”

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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