On Creative Leadership, Creativity, and Nonsense

* * * For the last couple of years, I’ve become very interested in researching what it takes to be a creative leader. Malcolm Knowles wrote a book entitled, “The Adult Learner, A Neglected Species.” From that book I’ve conducted research on creative leadership and what it takes to be a creative leader, both in […]

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Okay. Okay. I’ll Come.

* * * I know what Maya Angelou meant here. There are times when you sit down to write and nothing comes. Then, there are times when your fingers can’t type as quickly as your brain is working, and the fingers have trouble keeping up with the thoughts that barrel through you. We lost a […]

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Three Solid Reasons Why I Could Be A Member of the Grantham Family on Downton Abbey

Everyone loves the show. It’s an amazing hit, and PBS and friends at Masterpiece Theatre should be feeling very proud of themselves. With merchandise sales predicted to top $250 million in 2014, there’s a Downton Abbey craze going on right now, and it doesn’t have to do with ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, or Showtime. As […]

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Fictography #2—”Patrick”

Fictography #2 This week’s photograph for our flash fiction segment is provided by my friend and colleague at Stevenson University, Carol Cornwell. She is so talented, as you can see by her image above. She teaches photography at the university, and has taken students abroad to study and work their cameras. I am so happy […]

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The Monotony of Making Lunches

Today it dawned on me: My kids are old enough to be making and packing their own lunches. Why has it taken me this long to implement this ingenious idea? And, why haven’t I enforced it sooner? Honestly, I’ve made the threats. “You two need to make your own lunches!” and “Why am I standing […]

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KEEP CALM Humor

Yeah, sure, easy for you to say. But what about writer’s block? What do you do then? What if you have lots of things to write about, but can’t bring yourself to write it? What then, KEEP CALM? What do we do then? Shop? Maybe. So for now, I’d rather KEEP CALM and Carrie On.

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Humor & Drama In Advertising

It’s that time of the year at our university…students are about to make their advertising pitches today through next week as we wrap up the semester. I’ve shown them a lot of ads over the course of the semester, and they’ve liked some of the older ads as well as some of the newer ones. […]

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Accepting the Versatile Blogger Award Today

Today, I am once again happy to accept an award given to me by Mandy Eve Barnett. She has kindly bestowed The Versatile Blogger Award to Steph’s Scribe, and I am grateful. Visit Mandy at MandyEveBarnett’sBlog by clicking here. She is a writer who sees the world in glorious ways. On her blog, she states […]

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Fiction Friday: A Still Untitled Work in Progress. A Short Story.

The idea for this short story has been brewing in my brain for a while, so I decided to finally draft something for it. Without saying too much, it’s about a writer (author) who suffers from agoraphobia, which leads her to live the life of a recluse, and has possibly been the cause of her […]

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Five Hump Day Hilarities

First: Last night I watched the parody from Saturday Night Live during the news segment with “Ray Lewis.” Honestly, I was crying I was laughing so hard. It’s just good, funny stuff as the Ravens are in the spotlight this week as they head to the Super Bowl. Baltimore is a happy town. http://www.hulu.com/watch/450058 Second: […]

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Brushing Up Against Mad Creativity

Look around you. Seriously, look around you. Everything you see came from someone, but more importantly it started out as simply a creative idea. We’ve all had those moments when creativity is a spark, when it burns brightly, then fades away. We’ve also has those moments when creativity is a fire, burning brightly and furiously, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LOVE

WordPress has a weekly photo challenge. It gives you one word, and you must pick a photo that you feel depicts that one word. Here he is. He stands for love.

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