Tag Archives: creativity

Sausage-loving philanthropists square off to take on 20-foot bratwursts for a good cause on March 20 at Ypsi’s Wurst Bar

Remember how, a few days ago, I told you that I was working on a top-secret, meat-related project? Well, I can now share the details… Here’s the press release: March 3, 2014 WURST CHALLENGE announced for March 20 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Sausage-loving philanthropists square off to take on 20-foot bratwursts for a good cause. FLY […]

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Amanda Sari Perez on winning this month’s A2Awesome grant, and the geodesic dome she’s built with the money

Today, the trustees of A2Awesome handed over $1,000 to Amanda Sari Perez for the creation of an enormous geodesic dome, which she hopes will serve as a platform on which others in the community can express their creativity. Following is my interview with her. MARK: To start out, could you tell us a bit about […]

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Ypsi/Abor Exit Interview: Thomas Kula

When I think about the kind of people we need more of in Ypsi, there are probably five or six distinct archetypes that come to mind. If I ever went to the trouble of naming them, one would certainly be called “The Kula” in honor of the man we’re talking to here tonight. Thomas moved […]

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The Creativity Crisis

I wasn’t aware, until reading this article in Newsweek just now, that we had an accepted scientific way in which to evaluate and measure creativity. I also didn’t know that, since the 1990′s, the creativity scores of American students have been steadily inching downward. I’m not surprised, of course, given the trend in education toward […]

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Sir Ken Robinson on the state of education

My friend Ruth just turned me onto a guy named Sir Ken Robinson, and, right now, I’m watching his recent TED presentation. It’s pretty good… I particularly like the part where he says, “human resources are like natural resources… they’re burried deep.” We owe it to our kids to do a better job of educating […]

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