Tag Archives: creativity

A Look At The Creative Process

Readers; I have the great good fortune to be a member of the Shelton College Review.  That may be a little less glorious than the name might suggest.  This “organization” consists of three local writers: myself, Andrew Spradling, and Joseph … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Creativity

          One thing that Stefan Zweig does in this book (The World of Yesterday) is give the reader a profound exposition on what poets and artists meant in the world that existed before the Great War.  … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, Amended

    The clouds lit up by the moon behind Were sheep on a hill and of the kind That I’d been told of once before But knew not Till I’d left her door On that one fragrant summer night … Continue reading

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The Secret to Creativity

I am re-reading Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking Fast and Slow. Kahneman and his late partner won a Nobel Prize a few years ago for their pioneering research into the workings of the human mind.  His big idea is that we … Continue reading

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Memory and Muse

    I try to make a post on this blog daily.  I don’t always succeed.  Life and laziness intervenes.  But when I sit myself down to get something out I find that my inspiration or ideas often come out of … Continue reading

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Afternoon Poem #2, Dec. 27, 2016

The beginnings of this river are in evergreen ravines Gashes in steep mountainsides where, just below the ridge Water gushes from some muddy mouth And rushes down, over the jagged grey rocks White and sizzling as it drops. . On … Continue reading

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God Only Knows

Here is a thoughful and fair question raised by my Shelton College Review colleague, Joseph E. Bird, about Brian Wilson:   Now I really want to see this movie.[Love and Mercy] But first, a question for you. I’ve now read about … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, April 20, 2015

. HOW TO WRITE POETRY . How many times do you have to hear it said? Creativity is about willingness to fail. You don’t wait on the Great American Novel And its not all or nothing. It’s getting it down … Continue reading

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Beach Music

    September And the beach is still warm But no longer crowded. After a day in the sun We dress – shirt and slacks for me A long, silk dress for her And walk to the harbor for dinner. … Continue reading

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From Shelton College

From The President’s Desk September 11, 2014 A Message From Our President By T. L. Shelton   “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, And the one who waters will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25 When I took this job, or, … Continue reading

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