Monthly Archives: August 2015

Potter from another planet

Tony Clennell wrote a nice little blog post that started with his condolences to me for the loss of my dad. He continued the essay with examples of a mentee and a teacher friend who both have experienced some recent … Continue reading

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Motivation for the lackluster potter

This morning from Seth Godin in my blog reader: A friend was in a meeting with a few colleagues when my latest book came up. One person said, “After I finished it, I was all fired up, and I felt like quitting … Continue reading

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Your art is not a lie, or “Yesterday’s post was my mouse’s fault, not mine”

Oops! My mouse has been double clicking erratically and confoundingly for about a week now, and other than exiting tabs unintentionally it hadn’t gotten me into too much trouble until it suddenly decided to post the stuff on my blog … Continue reading

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Your art is a lie

“Writing unfolds like a game that invariably goes beyond its own rules and transgresses its limits. In writing, the point is not to manifest or exalt the act of writing, nor is it to pin a subject within language; it … Continue reading

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Of currents and creativity, tides and temptation

My brain feels like mush lately. Not promising anything spectacular here, but lets see if I can lay this out in some semblance of reasonableness. These past few weeks I have been much preoccupied with issues of the big picture … Continue reading

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