How I Wrote Happy Birthday to My Husband, Or: Why I’ll Never Become a Poet

A while back, I promised to re-write a poem from my childhood in which I’d chosen to honour friends. I’d then promised to rewrite that poem some time within roughly the next year. Then I had to admit online that I couldn’t do it.…

Your Creative Self vs. Your Ruling Self: Who Wins?

Rules are a common language in whatever medium you’re expressing your creative self with. Nothing emphasizes this more than a young child learning to tell jokes. Once they’ve learned the chicken joke, they start experimenting with other things that cross the road…