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A Year of Living Creatively

A Year of Living Creatively
Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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I know that I’m not alone in admitting that I’m a big consumer of TED Talks. I usually watch one the first thing every morning and will, quite often, load up my Smartphone with a number of random talks just before heading to the gym during the week. More often than not, I find something inspiring a

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Living on the Edge
Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by Stephen Hurley
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My father loved to live on the edge. I’m not saying that he was a high sensation seeker, a risk-taker or someone that was known to actively seek out novelty or innovation. In fact, he was a stalwart conservative, liked the familiarity of home and was one of the few people that I know that

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Imaginative Awakening
Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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I don’t know about you, but my day is usually influenced by firsts: the first things things that I choose to eat when I wander down to the kitchen each morning, the first emails that I decide to read, the first words that I speak to my children or my spouse. I’m influenced by the

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From Imagination to Creative Action
Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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A few days ago, I wrote about how a small vinyl window in a cottage bedroom ignited the imagination of my five year-old son. For the rest of that day, and into the following morning, Liam delighted passe

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A Small Window on the Power of Imagination
Posted on: July 20th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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The first thing that the two boys did when they arrived at this small enclave of cottages in Northern Ontario (well, North for us!) was look for the things that were familiar—the things that they recognized from last year. They

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Stories My Father Told Me
Posted on: July 13th, 2014 by Stephen Hurley
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My father passed away yesterday afternoon after a brief battle with cancer, and the sadness that I feel this morning—my real sense of loss—doesn’t have as much to do with the father that I knew, but the father I didn’t know.

Like many other men of his era, Dad grew up (and grew old) holding m

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