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Creative Time

Posted by Sarah McCann on Thursday, December 13, 2012, In : Creativity 
Being introduced this afternoon by a co-worker as an avid blogger reminded me that it has been too long since my last post. Life is busy currently. A new job keeps my nose to the grindstone, I will be moving again in the new year and as always the holiday bustle only adds to the list of things to do. And yet in this time of plenty of things to fill my time, I am reminded of something I often say, that one has time for what one makes time for and so I am making time tonight to put these words ...
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Wandering Words (more creatively put together than usual)

Posted by Sarah McCann on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Creativity 

A friend shared this video with me yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7X7sZzSXYs

I think it is beautiful. I also think that the stories of Lydia Davis are beautiful. I don't know what these two things have to do with each other, but I think that it is a good time to appreciate beautiful things. Maybe it is the time of year, the air is crisp and clear. I have found a good routine and am happy in my work, both that which I get paid for and that which I don't.

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The Fabric of Stories

Posted by Sarah McCann on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : Creativity 
"We exist in a fabric of personal stories."

"Who will tell about it?"

These two lines are written in the preface to Spaulding Gray's Sex and Death to the Age 14. I read much Spaulding Gray in high school and college, watched most, if not all of his movies and even had the privilege of seeing him perform live - once in my hometown at the Summer Arts in the Park program and once at Lincoln Center. He is an amazing monologuist and performer and I have a great amount of respect for him and his work...
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Don't Drive People To Think Less Interesting Thoughts

Posted by Sarah McCann on Monday, July 12, 2010, In : Creativity 
I have been reading Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee and it is where today's blog finds its inspiration. Elizabeth Costello is an aging Australian writer. She is at the point in her career where she is invited to lecture at universities, on cruise ships, etc. In one lecture she chooses to speak on the subject of animal rights rather than her novels. She speaks of the experiments performed on apes to see if they can think and reason. Her analysis of an experiment on an ape in which, the ape ...
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