Category: creativity

A Return

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I’ve been busy teaching, writing, and working full-time. How very American of me to do a million things at once and get only a minute amount of actual work done. But my priorities have changed. I had surgery in the spring, then a severe allergic reaction, then Covid. It’s helped…

Suffering and Creativity

Just hit up Google and you’ll find a million articles insisting that suffering and creativity go hand in hand. I know a lot of people disagree with this notion, but really, there are many examples of when someone under great duress created their masterpiece. Immediately, I think of the Russians, as they seem always to be most filled with good…