Where does creativity come from?

Steve Jobs said, “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” During my Industrial Design Engineering studies, I learned how to look more broadly, to seek … Continue reading Where does creativity come from?

All good things come in threes

They say, all good things come in threes: The three musketeers. Three wise men. The three stooges. The three Sisters. Three little pigs. The three tenors. The three degrees. Three blind mice. The three Amigo's. Three legged races. Charlies Angels. I know, this one is cheating, but let's chalk that one down to youth sentiment. … Continue reading All good things come in threes

Going to great lengths…

Don DeLillo said, “It’s my contention that each book creates its own structure and its own length. I’ve written three or four slim books. It may be that the next novel is a big one, but I don’t know.” Many sources indicate that works of fiction should be between 60K and 90K words, with thrillers … Continue reading Going to great lengths…

Which way ought I go from here…?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as … Continue reading Which way ought I go from here…?

Depressing disability…

Doctors largely consider disabilities as something to mend. Physiotherapists refer to 'patients', even when they're not ailing. Some clergymen will have believers think an impairment is the wrath of God. And the ordinary man in the street will generally express pity and sorrow. Yes, being on wheels, I too am often perceived as stunted, limited, … Continue reading Depressing disability…