Category Archives: Writing

“Do the Work” by Steven Pressfield – Book Review

“DO THE WORK!: Overcome Resistance and get out of your own way”, by Steven Pressfield (The Domino Project, Do You Zoom, Inc., New York, 2011, 98 pages, price?: cheap!) follows his wonderful book “The War of Art” by a few … Continue reading

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Special Recognition for “RenaissanceRules”

The creator of a most wonderful blog about Venice, Italy, has graciously nominated me for the work about Venice that I have posted here on “RenaissanceRules”.  I am humbled by being included in the roll of past recipients of this … Continue reading

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Innovation: Confusion of Genre?

       “Innovation is the Confusion of Genre”  Leon Krier    Thus stated one of the more visible and articulate post-post-Modern urban planners of recent times (read “New Urbanist” or “Anti-Suburbanist”).  I have been culturally conditioned to ask, “What does this mean?”    Genre originated … Continue reading

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Spaces Between

On his “Box of Crayons” blog (http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/) post for May 10, 2010, Opening Up, Michael Bungay Stanier discussed part of how to “open up…and open up…and open up…”.  His post included advice to writers to write about what matters rather than what … Continue reading

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Words Have Meaning

Some say that I am only parsing words when I take issue with what they proclaim as the valuable post-modern learning concept of “the road to success lies in failure”, or “experiment to failure”, that by encouraging a more traditional, informative or positive … Continue reading

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The Line Cannot be Erased

Judy Schroeder is an outstanding California artist and gallery owner.  Her recent post “Keeler Jumble” on her new blog Watercolor Musings (go to http://judy-schroeder.blogspot.com/2010/07/keeler-jumble.html?spref=fb for a look at great art in watercolor and other media and great insights into the creative process) spoke of … Continue reading

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About Overly Long Posts !

I confess that the last posting (“Ethical Leadership”) was too, too long – good stuff, but, well, over 800 words!  I believe I have run up against a logical “Renaissance Rule”: keep it short and sweet!  Or, as Nassem Nicholas Taleb (www.fooledbyrandomness.com) … Continue reading

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