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Idiosyncrasies: On the Deaths of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Shortly after posting an article by A. Thomas McLellan, PhD. in defense of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death by heroin overdose to my Facebook page this evening, I heard the news about Robin Williams’ death by suspected suicide. The deaths of these two men this year have hit me equally hard. I didn’t know them personally, but… Continue reading Idiosyncrasies: On the Deaths of Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius

I came across the audio from this presentation on a TED Talks podcast one sleepless night. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone speak so candidly and yet eloquently to the psychological danger inherent in the expectations of being a creative person, i.e. a writer.

I’ve shared this with a bunch of people and posted it to my Twitter, but if you missed it and are at all creatively inclined, I urge you to spend 20 minutes of your day listening to Gilbert speak and maybe, just maybe, you’ll feel a little bit of the weight of the world lifted from you as I did.