Embracing the Impossibles. Getting past […] intellectual koans by simply accepting life's innumerable and unresolvable paradoxes, hypocrisies, and impossibilities as God-given gifts of creative constraint. Rather than, say, a mimeographed page of long division problems that must be solved for a whole number, n.Merlin Mann, "'Distraction,' Simplicity, and Running toward Shitstorms"
- I just can't ever get away from this […]. For me, it's what everything inevitably comes back to.
- The very definition of our jobs is to solve the right problem at the right level for the right reasonbased on a combination of the best info we have for now and a clear-eyed dedication to never pushing an unnecessary rock up an avoidable hill.
- YET, we keep force-feeding the monster that tells us to fiddle and fart and blame the Big Cruel World whenever we face work that might threaten our fragile personal mythology.
- "Sigh. I wish I could finally start writing My Novel….Ooooooh, if only I had a slightly nicer pen…and Zeus loved me more…."
Thursday, October 7, 2010
On "Distraction"-Free Writing
With the talk of creating new creative environments, some folks have forgotten about
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