Monthly Archives: October 2013

Captain Phillips and the Second Coming

Okay, I cried at the movies yesterday for maybe the first time in a decade. For two hours and fifteen minutes Captain Phillips and his crew had to battle Somali pirates who forced their way aboard the Maersk Alabama and … Continue reading

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Creativity #2: Ten Thousand Hours

In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell is quoted as suggesting: “Researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.” It often seems that creative people are blessed with a mystical (and unfair) … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Winds of War”

Herman Wouk’s tale is a huge masterpiece: sweeping in terms of plot, character, and history. His knowledge of WWII is staggering; years of research are evident in the story. He also has the rare gift of literary poetry, with imaginative … Continue reading

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