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The Implications of Standing…

I do not stand for the national anthem; I have not done so since I was a teenager. It is easy for me to not stand; when I remain seated I am simply a man who is not standing, at … Continue reading

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Original Sin…

I wish I could say this is not the America that I know, but that would be untrue, a whitewashing of the fact that the history of this country is written in the blood of people of color. The arrival … Continue reading

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Dear Drake…

I did not think that my return to Drake University last week would be such an emotional experience, but it was. I just assumed I’d go back for my show, do my stuff, spend a bit of time with my … Continue reading

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A Treatise on Methodical Creativity…

Methodical (adjective) • done according to a systematic or established form of procedure • (of a person) orderly or systematic in thought or behavior. The word methodical gets a bad rap. Somehow over the last half-century that glorious word has … Continue reading

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In the meantime…

So I’ve been writing a really thoughtful and detailed post on the misunderstanding of the word “methodical” when it comes to creativity for the past four days now, but as usual my body has not been on my side and … Continue reading

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