Monthly Archives: May 2014

Amor fati, to love your fate

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery An exploration of how “discoveries, innovations, and creative endeavors often, perhaps even only, come from uncommon ground” and why this “improbable ground of creative endeavor” is an enormous source of … Continue reading

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Themes of F Scott – Still Relevant Today

As relevant today as it was in F. Scotts’ day: Central Theme The corruption and failure of the American Dream, and the false and distorted forms in which that dream exists in the modern world. Secondary Themes and Concerns American … Continue reading

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My Favorite Author’s New Book

Taps at Reveille F. Scott Fitzgerald Cambridge University Press, May 31, 2014 – Fiction – 350 pages F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Taps at Reveille is one of the author’s strongest collections of short fiction. It brings together several of his best … Continue reading

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Make a living from one’s Vocation

Picasso on Success and Why You Should Never Compromise in Your Art “One must have the courage of one’s vocation and the courage to make a living from one’s vocation.” Imagine immensities. Pick yourself up from rejection and plow ahead. … Continue reading

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Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” said novelist and essayist Joan Didion. What she meant was that we understand our own lives as stories, as narratives, with narrative “arcs.” Where we are in our own life … Continue reading

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