Why we need broken things: lowering the risk of creation

Accepting imperfection is part of what makes us human. I’ve watched this video about the beauty of mistakes about five times already. I first saw it in a great Coursera course about creativity. Neil Gaiman’s commencement address says something similar: make mistakes and make good art. Moving from one country to another with my family, […]

What’s in a reversal? Exploring Leigh Bardugo’s RUIN AND RISING.

Just finished reading Leigh Bardugo’s RUIN AND RISING, the 3rd book of her Grisha trilogy. If you haven’t read it, go read. (Note: This is a YA, not a middle grade title.) SPOILER ALERT. Last night, I stopped reading at the end of Chapter 8. Earlier in the chapter, things are looking up for Alina. […]