Ideas and Musings

On Creativity, Morality and Information Overload

Recently, I was at my writer’s group and we were talking about the barrage of information given to us by the media. I’m in an Artist’s Way workshop and I had taken my “artist date” at the local Barnes and Noble. I let my inner child artist free and we wandered the aisles looking at anything I took a fancy too. I spent time in the comic book section, looking at journals and checking out all those all-in-one how-to books that teach you how to juggle or knit. I ended up over at the artist section where I looked at books of works of art and photographs. Then I saw a book with Pulitzer Prize winning photographs, and I pulled…

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The Nature and Promise of Connection

I have been trapped in a maze of my own making. For several months now I’ve been contemplating what it means to be connected. What is connection? Is it possible for me to have it? Do other people have it? Can they, or anyone really, show me the way? And so I watched people and what I saw was that yes, people are connecting! And I don’t seem to be a part of it. And so I started getting very depressed. Yesterday I went to a workshop called “Heart Play”. I had no idea what they were about, in fact, since they were having the meeting at the Sharma Center in Seattle, I thought that it was about Sex and/or…

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Art and The Art of Living

Yesterday, at my voice-over class, I asked my instructor about how she deals with just the mechanics of living while still pursuing her dream. You see, in the world of acting and voice-over, the actual job is to audition. We spend a lot of time trying to get the gig, much more than actually doing any gigs we might get. And since most of the auditions are during the day, and when we do get the gig, it might be days and nights, we have to have work that is very flexible. They have to be okay with us running off periodically or not working for periods of time. The world isn’t set up this way. Most employers are not…

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