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Walk the talk: you're not alone

I had a conversation with someone about the contents of my last post – in general about the reality of the creative life but more specifically about the anxiety inherent in not only being creative but promoting that creativity. 3,208 more words


Ice bucket challenge: heroism or narcissism?

It’s not uncommon these days for different internet challenges to go viral. Some of them are pretty bizarre, such as the currently popular “set yourself on fire” challenge. 462 more words

Opinions & Editorials

The Heroic Imagination Project

The immediately preceding blog explained Professor Zimbardo’s concept of the potential for good versus evil that is present in our species. There are situational factors that can push most of us to the evil side. 562 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

An Old Soldier Remembers

An Old Soldier Remembers

Were we heroes then, whom age shall not wither?
Was ours a noble death, we who shall not grow old?
That is how you tell it now; it must be true… 225 more words


Day 175: Pay Respects at Postman's Park

There once was a guy called Watts.

He was a radical socialist with strong sympathies towards the dreadful living conditions of the urban poor, and in 1887, wrote to the Times proposing that a park commemorating ‘heroic men and women’ who had given their lives attempting to save others would be a worthy way to mark Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee year. 135 more words