Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Elizabeth Gilbert: A different way to think about creativity

January 16, 2011 by  
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Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person ‘being’ a genius, all of us ‘have’ a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

New Beginnings

October 15, 2008 by  
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It’s astonishing how quickly we can fill our days up with activities. Some worthwhile and others, well, less so. The Christmas party invites have already begun to arrive and you can feel we’re heading into that mad season again.

Bigger than Ben Hur

October 7, 2008 by  
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To my way of thinking, traditions/rituals define an important social component of our lives that I think is fast becoming lost in the Western world and I find that sad actually. I feel they’ve been shelved because of the adverse attention that’s been

Budda Bing

September 16, 2008 by  
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What is it about some people that make you feel that although they stood in the same line as you, waited as patiently as you did, they nevertheless managed to get a particularly larger slice of the budda-bing pie?

Dad’s Day and Dancing to my Ten Guitars

September 7, 2008 by  
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It’s Father’s Day. This time last year I was chatting to my Dad by phone because he lived in Waipukurau in Central Hawkes Bay on New Zealand’s North Island and I lived in Sydney, Australia.

Dr Jellybeans

August 2, 2008 by  
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I remember thinking once that Dr Ros had been plying her trade for so long that she knows exactly how to handle herself when having to do one of the worst things Doctors have to do. Give a child

Traditions Tradition

July 29, 2008 by  
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To my way of thinking, traditions/rituals define an important social component of our lives that I think is fast becoming lost in the Western world and I find that sad actually. I feel they’ve been

Corny Stuff

July 12, 2008 by  
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My favourite vegetable is corn; I could eat it till the cows come home. I love it cooked and eaten right off the cob, I love it popped and I love it done in the old fashioned maori tradition, as kaanga wai. “This literally translates as

Invitation to Inspiration

May 31, 2008 by  
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Inspiration is a funny thing. It flits in and out of our minds and lives with little or no regard for timing. Ours usually. And often it has its own time-table, it’s own sweet time for making things happen or not. Do you think sometimes that

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