How creativity is helped by failure

Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure – BBC News

Source: Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure – BBC News

A design college in the United States [held an] exhibition about creativity. It [was] called “Permission to Fail”. The curator asked a group of 50 prestigious designers and illustrators to send in their mess-ups, rough drafts and preliminary sketches so that they could be put on display.

That is so encouraging and yet still very challenging.

Creativity is a journey that involves taking wrong turns along the way

Easy to quote. Easy to believe. But for me, not easy to be other than hidden until I applaud my own product for it matching:

  1. My previsualisation of my finished product.
  2. My comparison of that visualisation with other peoples’ finished products.

Which means that I keep intending to make and send stuff here to WordPress, or to Flickr, or to Adobe Behance on the Creative Cloud, – but never do except for a few apologetic, self-labeled, embarrassed prototypes.

So!  Well! Now having published this, I intend to have the courage to learn, to create and publish at all stages of my learning, including the stage right now, and to some degree forever, when my product is raw, less-than-professional, not at any standard that I’d intend eventually to achieve.

And I might not ever achieve it. I might be a perpetual, hopeful, sub-standard student. But the studying and trying will be pointless if I don’t publish it at every stage.

Just like this article.

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We’re Growing

My little midtown park, Oriole Park in Toronto, has a joyful sense of community, including a sweet little Community Garden in which we can all participate. Please click here :>  We’re Growing  <: to see its WordPress site.

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The most beautiful theory

The most beautiful theory:

Gravity is not a force; it is a distortion of space-time. As John Wheeler, a physicist given to pithy dictums about tricky physics, put it decades later: “Space-time tells matter how to move; matter tells space-time how to curve.”

Source: The most beautiful theory | The Economist

An awesome view from the relatively (pun intended) recent past into perceptions and capabilities of our future.

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Your Thong Might Be Bad For Your Health

Your Thong Might Be Bad For Your Health

Source: Huffington Post (Opens in a new tab, window or screen.)

“That thong may be depositing colonic bacteria into your vagina or urethra.”

My ex used to call thongs “bum floss”, – and, although rude, that is right and is why we need to be very careful, clean and meticulous when wearing them.

The undies I wear are thongs more often than not. Especially in Summer but not exclusively.

For me, its not so much to avoid the panty lines. It’s because I have a certain sexy/flirty definition of shape in my bum and ordinary panties tend to compress that. To get the appearance reward from exercise and squats and such, then thongs free my bum cheeks to be themselves separately when I stand or move, and thus represent the shape of me when in clothing that fits properly.

Thongs also allow an on-purpose little wedgie to show at the rear when wearing shorts. Saucy, girly and nice.

But be careful!

As the doctor says in the Huffington Post article,

“. . the thin band of material at the crotch tends to move around, possibly transferring bacteria from one spot to another. . . . . If you have a little bacteria — E. coli is the most common bacteria in the colon — in the back part of the fabric and you’re physically active, that material may move. All it has to do is move an inch or two and it’s next to the vagina or urethra”

. . . and infection can result.

As for that “If you’re .. physically active” reference by the doctor, herewith a caution from personal experience: – – – –

Last Summer I tried U by Kotex Thong Liners but, carelessly, I hurt myself. I was out playing around with the hot, happy downtown crowd all day. No apparent problem. But when I got home, there was blood in my groin. I freaked out, thinking all kinds of awful possibilities! But on washing and calm inspection, what had happened was that, because I got hot and sweaty, the little folded “wings” of the narrow liner had formed an edge that had cut and abraded me in a very tender place. – – – So be careful of that. I’d been playing around like a kid on hot streets and sidewalks; the grown-up me should have slowed down a bit, hydrated more and checked herself when she peed more frequently while out and about.

All that said, have fun in your thongs! (Carefully.)

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July 6, 2017

And it came to her in a dream that . . . .

Methods Analyst

Actually, that rather biblical-sounding thing did happen last night, – about my WordPress blogs hobby.

In a half-wakeful, thoughtful reverie, my semiconscious me reasoned that instead of my at-then-present situation of having twelve (12) blogs, each one for a separate category of interest, I should just have one (1) blog (this one) and not worry if each posting to it is of a different category of  interest.

So bloody obvious; much more effective and productive.

The reduction in administration complexity will also leave me more time to pursue my photography and art hobbies too.

So thus it is!

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No desk of your own?

No desk of your own!

“This is my office now,” Kathy laughs, holding up a backpack. Inside are her computer, glasses, chargers, and everything else she needs to get through the day. She also has a locker, as all employees do.”

Hurray for Kathy! The way to be.

When I started work, desks were wooden and set up in rows all facing in one direction, like a school classroom facing a wall board. There wasn’t expected  to be any communication, in fact it was frowned on. We worked quietly and we wrote memos! – and sometimes called a meeting. Shudder!

Then we evolved to cubicles, one cubicle per person, and communication became even more difficult. We phoned each other or used a kind of internal primitive email, or sent handwritten things called “Speedimemos”, – or stood on tip-toe and shouted. – Or called a meeting! Shudder!

Finally, before I retired, the cubicle walls came down and workstations were arranged in workgroups facing inwards to a central group table, – and we communicated by shouting, phoning or throwing balled-up paper at each other. – Or called a meeting! Shudder!

And all this time, managers and such were within “offices” ranged around the perimeters and corners. – And they didn’t communicate; they called meetings. Shudder!

At long last, now that I’ve retired, the work people appear to be their own work centres and communicate by being mobile and conversing or they gather according to need using voice or mobile devices.

And sometimes perhaps . . .  call a meeting! Shudder!


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Thou Shalt Not Mess With Women

Notwithstanding the justice of their cause, one cannot help but admire the attention-getting wit of the reverend having “- Fallopians 19:73” as the citation on her sign which she carried in the Women’s March on Seattle on the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States of America.

womens march, seattle 2017

Here for information are a couple of quotations extracted from Googled news sources:

“The day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, “ALL women, femme, trans, gender non-conforming, and feminist people (including men and boys) are invited to march… [in] support for the community members who have been marginalized by the recent election.” This event will take place in solidarity with the Million Women March being planned for the same day in Washington, DC. Check out carpool information here, and get updates on the route here.”


“In solidarity with our families, friends, neighbors, coworkers and communities, we collectively stand for dignity, justice and freedom in the face of attacks on our health care, our identities and our lives. When one community is harmed, all of our communities are harmed. We are all part of one movement, and we pledge allegiance to the survival and liberation of all people.”

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