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It's Up to You to Make the Brick Click

The LEGO brick is deceptively simple. By itself, it has almost no value and worse, no use. Only an engineer can appreciate the creative value of those knobs on top and the hollow tubes underneath. 720 more words


"Some Clouds" by Paco Taibo II

The symbolic clouds are puffy white and filled with promise as the story opens in a tropical paradise where independent detective Hector, now with a limp and minus an eye, is recharging after his wounds suffered in “ 236 more words


Midmonth BookNotes - Blooming August

In the August 2015 edition of Midmonth BookNotes, you’ll find books for Alice Hoffman, Lauren Willig. Erle Stanley Gardner, and many more! Click here to view the PDF.


The Rebirth of Aesthetics

aes – thet – ics – (noun) a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty

An idea is only an intention until it has been perfected, polished, and produced.

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From Storytelling to Storyboarding

Storytelling is probably the oldest form of communication. John Hench, Disney Legend and former Senior VP of Creative Development, used to insist that storytelling was ‘in our genes.’ – Tom Fitzgerald, The Imagineering Workout…

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Seeing With Your Brain

We live in a culture rich with images. My generation (Boomers) grew up with television – maybe only 3 channels, but what a difference from our parents’ primary information – the radio and the spoken word only. 507 more words


The Start up of You and The Alliance

These are not books I’d recommend but I did want to capture the essence of them. For a start I was fascinated to read that the founder of Linked-In (and author of both these books) was part of the Pay-Pal Mafia. 344 more words