‘Creativity in Action’ Articles

I write, therefore I will write about writing. Or comic books, movies, cartoons, the writing of others, or any other form of BAM!…creation.

Vision vs. Doubt: The Flash Challenge

Vision vs. Doubt: The Flash Challenge

“Everything in life is writable…if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath, Writer Self-doubt. It twists our stomachs, it claims our sleep; it is the sworn arch-enemy of the Self-Help movement. It has a helpful purpose, just like any [Continue]

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Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

Fatherhood: The Death of Fun?

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” – Abraham Lincoln, Working Dad Dads give up great deal of things as they mature and one of those things is play. “Freud himself argued, back in 1908,” according to Psychology Today, “that adults do not play, and his adherents have [Continue]

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

The Tool Within the Tool: Our Office, Ourselves

“Today in America it is almost heresy to believe that the roots of thought have any importance.” – – Dr. Gregory Bateson, Author We do countless different things, in many different spaces, every moment of our days. But we all, at the root, do one universal thing all day; we think. We process information. While [Continue]

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

Grill With Me if You Want to Live

“Come with me if you want to live!” -Kyle Reese, The Terminator, 1984 -The T-1000 Terminator, T2: Judgment Day, 1991 This summer Terminator: Genisys will again recite the classic line above. This line ties together nearly thirty years of Sci-Fi evolution. That’s quite an achievement, but this summer we can tie together all of human [Continue]

Horrible Life Lessons Two: Titans of TV

Horrible Life Lessons Two: Titans of TV

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” -Stephen King, Spooky Dude   After a lifelong fight for survival from birth in misfit shows like The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits horror television has finally achieved the network attention it deserves. At present it seems every TV network has some show [Continue]

Horrible Life Lessons One: Heroes of Film

Horrible Life Lessons One: Heroes of Film

The air is crisping, the leaves are brightening, and the air of every grocery store, sundry-mart or drugstore has been sweetened by piles of Halloween candies. It is harvest time, and the lessons of Horror are ripe and ready to be plucked by the unwary. This month we take a look at the life lessons [Continue]

The Wise Pickle Said…

The Wise Pickle Said…

“The ‘in trouble’ meaning of ‘in a pickle’ was an allusion to being as disoriented and mixed up as the stewed vegetables that made up pickles…circa 1440. The figurative version of the phrase, meaning simply ‘in a fix’…arrives during the next century.” – The Phrase Finder   Oh, the salty-snap, the crisp-sweet crunch, the rush [Continue]

Six Word Summer

Six Word Summer

“A revolver holds six bullets, not eight.” –The Shawshank Redemption Over the years this site has become home to a few returning features and one of my favorites is the crafting of Six Word Stories, even to the point of the recent article on how to use them to build your Six Word Self. Along with the neat [Continue]

In Awe of Our Personal Fireworks

In Awe of Our Personal Fireworks

 “We all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.“ -Neil Armstrong Life began with the Big Bang, so it’s little surprise that much of life’s most impactful moments happen with “little bangs.” These little bangs can be moments of great beauty—like personal fireworks—moments of [Continue]

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