Category: Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

Magic Happens Beyond the Instructions

Instructions

One of the saddest things I’ve heard lately is that kids no longer know how to play with Lego. Today’s kids get the sets, build them according to the instructions, and then move on to the next thing. They don’t build their own things. They don’t take the parts and throw them into a big …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Thank You, Zork

Zork

About a week ago I discovered that someone has put the original Zork computer game online. (It should be noted that my productivity has crashed mightily since this discovery.) I’ve also found many of the text adventure games made for the Commodore Vic-20 and 64 that I had as a kid. Holy cow, it’s a …

Benefits of Play, Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Childlike Wonder: Don’t Let It Slip Away

Childlike Wonder

As I get older, it occurs to me that I’m in danger of losing touch with the childlike wonder that makes life worth living. In order to get much joy out of life, I think you have to have a sense of the awesome, a deep curiosity about things, and a desire to jump into …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management

The Reproduction of Creativity

The Reproduction of Creativity

Today I’m going to teach you a class that I’ll bet you missed in high school biology: The reproduction of creativity. (Don’t worry. This isn’t the sort of class where boys and girls need to have separate classrooms. This is all for one because creativity is, thankfully, gender neutral.)

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Cooking for Creativity and Mental Health

cooking

In the past year and a half, I’ve discovered a new passion: Cooking. (And baking.) Believe me, I’m more surprised by this development than anyone else. Growing up, my mother would watch Julia Child or Justin Wilson and I’d leave the room, bored out of my mind. Later, I became the Queen of Convenience Food. …