‘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.

The Stones of Miles

The Stones of Miles

  “Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.” -Anonymous I do a lot of work with milestones in therapy. They’re great conceptually because they’re heavy, concrete objects to which we can tie all sorts of life experience. Even ephemeral changes in thinking or [Continue]

Chatting on the Bleeding Edge

Chatting on the Bleeding Edge

“ is not as common or as practiced as I once believed…we need weapons in the war against disconnection and misinterpretation.” -Me, Fantasy Contact and Real Communication (2011) The befuddled ranting of a Philadelphia Court Judge (in front of me and my patient) inspired the article quoted above. Today I am inspired by much more [Continue]

The Peril of Pinterest

The Peril of Pinterest

  “ the ability to find meaning in imagery. It involves a set of skills ranging from simple identification (naming what one sees) to complex interpretation on contextual, metaphoric and philosophical levels…Objective understanding is the premise of much of this literacy, but subjective and affective aspects of knowing are equally important.” -Philip Yenawine, [Continue]

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

  “Ya gotta love wat’cha eat!” -Andi, My Weight Watchers Leader I’ve been contacted by a kind and encouraging number of you who’ve said things that fall into two main categories: 1) “You’re an inspiration to me!” 2) “Alright, buddy. Make with the recipes already.” To those of you in category one, I say, “Thank [Continue]

A Small Death; A Global Voice

A Small Death; A Global Voice

  “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” -Thomas Campbell Back in April, as a way to put my small, small words behind a project (and a Kickstarter) that I dearly believe in, I interviewed Jessica Vale about her time in Liberia working on the documentary Small Small Thing, which [Continue]

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

Princess Ah-ah and the Family Fable

    “I imagine very clearly and then attempt to describe what I can see. Sometimes I draw them for my own amusement!” – J.K. Rowling Welcome to a brief article about the value of children’s books. I may share some advice–or more clearly put–some observations–on how to do it, because I stumbled into writing [Continue]

The Wordslinger’s Challenge: Fall 2012

The Wordslinger’s Challenge: Fall 2012

“The revolver rules, the revolver is triumphant.” -Walt Whitman I holstered lengthy blogs on my personal life when this website was born, in favor of more scholarly toned articles. (Ok, maybe I meant scholarly, as in “juvenile”) A few times a year, usually in Spring and Fall, I will allow myself to speak purely autobiographically. [Continue]

BLACKBIRDS: Miriam Black, Mental Evaluation

BLACKBIRDS: Miriam Black, Mental Evaluation

  Blackbirds is a midnight page-turner of a road novel written by the nefarious Chuck Wendig. It will breathe his love of horror, concise, tense prose and savant vulgarity into your brain. Read it. (and click Blackbirds here or above to buy it—but if you read on now, you will find spoilers.) Miriam Black is [Continue]

Friday Flash Fiction? Done.

Friday Flash Fiction? Done.

You, constant reader, know I love flash fiction by now. But, if you don’t know that yet, click on over to the FREE WRITING NOW page and gain both knowledge and free entertainment. Today is a day of flash fiction, once again brought to you by the letter Qwampf and Chuck Wendig’s writing prompt of the week. Click [Continue]

Now, Let’s Review

Now, Let’s Review

Happy Anniversary! What?! You forgot?! Yep. This internet version of Lucy’s psychiatric advice booth has been up for two years. It’s been two very fine years and all of my thanks go to you, our ever-growing digital dysfunctional family.* Last year I spent a few articles giving this website a colonoscopy and inviting others to [Continue]

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