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    Resistance is Your Compass

    ┬áResistance   This post has been a struggle to write. You might say I’ve been resistant to the very thought of resistance. Tonight at dinner, my grandson was resistant to eating dinner. Even though he’d asked for and received what he wanted, he’d decided in the meantime that he wanted something else. The ensuing negotiation was interesting: “Caleb, you asked for a grilled cheese.” “But, I want a sub sandwich.” “If you eat this, we can have that tomorrow.” “Why can’t I have what I want?” This one had large tears in the eyes. “Because this is what we are having for dinner.” “But I don’t want that.” “You only…

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    Debunking Creative Myths

    In the DIY MFA book (Chapter 6), Gabriela Periera debunks the following five myth about creativity: 1. Creativity is an exclusive club, and you can’t be a part of it. 2. Creativity is innate, you either have it or you don’t. 3. Creativity is driven by chaos, so there is no way to control it. 4. Creativity is all about getting that one “Big Idea.” 5. Creativity is focusing on an idea until it is perfect. While I recognize each of these myths, none of these seem to resonate with me. At least, none resonated with me at this point in my life. That is the good news. Of, course,…