That Made My Week 1 – Artificial Intelligence and Analogy

What is “That Made My Week?” A weekly newsletter. A place for me to share the best thing I’ve come across that week. Something that means a lot to me. Maybe an idea, an article, or something inspiring someone is doing. Something that conveys a sense that “Wow, I didn’t realize that was possible!” Why?… Continue reading That Made My Week 1 – Artificial Intelligence and Analogy

Freewriting Exercise: Get Things Moving

Writing is weird. It’s not like other art forms. And every writer at some point has found it difficult or uninspiring to write. Over the years, I have tried all sorts of writing strategies, exercises and techniques. Sometimes out of frustration, and sometimes out of a desire to embrace all the weird ways that we… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Get Things Moving

Freewriting Exercise: How Do Others See You?

This exercise is an opportunity to explore a different side of yourself by experiencing yourself through the eyes of another. Much of the time, we are stuck in our own limited perspectives — we have our habitual way of seeing ourselves and that’s it. On occasion, we are open to outside opinion and able to… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: How Do Others See You?

Freewriting Exercise: What’s Strange About You?

You are so weird! Thank God for that. Here is an opportunity to sing the praises of a quirky facet of your individuality. We are all made up of a mishmash of habits, beliefs, traits and preferences. Plus a given quantity of ineffable something. How does this unique aspect of your individuality see the world?… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: What’s Strange About You?