DAILY MUSE | Feeling a little low today, and lacking inspiration, I decided to Google “creativity” and clicked on the video listings. I came across a link that brought me to several videos by Tony Buzan, apparent creator of the mind-mapping technique. These were a series short and very basic videos, but they offer something of a positive value, because after watching a few I felt noticeably brighter, clearer and more upbeat. Here is on “How to Concentrate”. After watching it, I’m no longer a creative problem solver. I’m now a creative solution finder.
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DAILY MUSE | As you can see, it’s been a while since I’ve been actively blog here. Been in a bit of a creative dry spell due to letting myself get carried away with other obligations in my life. Feeling at once, mournful and thankful. Jeff Buckley captures the feeling well in “Hallelujah”. Enjoy!
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DAILY MUSE | Hopefully many of you are aware of TED.com. But if you’re not, you should be. The video talks on TED.com, usually 18 minutes or less, are a constants source of inspiration for me – particularly when I’m feeling creatively challenged. Here are some of the best of the ones I stumbled upon today.
I was feeling a bit low today. Neil Pasricha’s talk below was invigorating and inspiring to focus on what matters. His blog, 1000 Awesome Things is quite inspiring as well.
Ken Robinson’s talk about how our education system is failing our youth is mind-blowing in both content and in the creative way in which it is illustrated.
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DAILY MUSE | This year I’m trying to cook more for myself, for reasons of health, wealth, and enjoyment. A key to enjoying the experience of cooking at home is having the right music in the background to cook by. Today I dug up a CD I’ve had lying around a few years and had forgotten about: Cafe Paradiso by Steve Erquiaga. It’s a perfect CD to cook by. Instrumental guitar. Classical with a latin, flamenco feel. Played at just the right volume, I feel like I’m the star of my own cooking show. Together we made a delightful omelet with sautéed onions (with a dash of sherry vinegar), peppers and feta. So consider letting your music be your partner while cooking.
Cross posted at my other blog, “This Blog is Habit-Forming”
Update: Here’s a link to a track from the CD.
DAILY MUSE | I started another blog titled This Blog is Habit-Forming. I’m not sure how much I will be updating this one. So check out my new project over there.
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DAILY MUSE | Well… I’m still still here! It’s been a few tough weeks with the weather (rain and floods), work (critical deadlines) and most recently computer problems (my home PC at died… waa waahhh). I think it was a virus… still not sure what exactly happened. But I’m happy to say that I have made the move to Mac- bought a new MacBook Pro today. I just walkd into the Mac Store and 45 minutes later… voila! I’m so excited. It’s beautiful!
I’m going to have my PC fixed. I can only hope that I can save certain things that I hadn’t backed up. Not sure when the last ime was that I backed up my documents on my removable hard drive (lesson learned for anyone in earshot… back up often). Keep your fingers crossed.
Sorry about not keeping up with the postings lately. Now that I’m back online, I can return to posting. Hopefully, before I go to bed tonight I can get a real post up and I’ll be back on track. In the meantime… thanks for your patience.