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Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity

Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity
Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figures come to life. It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table. The next morning, the dinos had climbed onto the kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl. The morning after that, they had managed to breach the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of eggs. “Uh-oh,” we heard our girls whisper. Things quickly escalated from there. To be fair, they did clean up after themselves from time to time. Usually, though, the dinosaurs are just like anybody else—looking to have a good time. Why do we do this? Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts. Related:  InspirationSustainability

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Like Mom Like Dad June 8, 2012 | Leave a Comment The first picture is from 1956, my grandfather Frank Beam was graduating from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC. He is standing with his 2 siblings (Sam and Claudia). June 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment April 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment Emma can be quiet and observant, like her mom Anna, but also seems tohave a little more of a boisterous side. April 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment The Role of "Ripeness" in Creativity and Discovery: Arthur Koestler's Seminal Insights, 1964 by Maria Popova “The Latin verb cogito for ‘to think’ etymologically means ‘to shake together.’” What a wonderful Rube Goldberg machine of discovery literature is, the countless allusions and references in a book guiding you to yet more great works. This was the case with the recent Dancing About Architecture: A Little Book of Creativity, which first flagged the 1939 gem A Technique for Producing Ideas and now brings us to The Act Of Creation (public library) — a seminal treatise on creativity, penned by Hungarian-British journalist and author Arthur Koestler in 1964. Koestler’s insights and conclusions resonate deeply with my own beliefs about the combinatorial nature of creativity — this notion that all ideas are, as Mark Twain put it, “second-hand,” born as we constantly copy, transform, and combine old ideas, synthesize existing information, combine eclectic influences, remix material, build on what came before, and connect the seemingly disconnected. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr

Turn your beer bottles into glass cups! (5 easy steps) Artist Shows What Disney Princesses’ Happily-Ever-Afters Really Look Like EmailEmail The one thing you could be sure about in childhood was that every fairy tale would end with a “happily ever after”. But what if we were to continue on with what happened to the beautiful princesses after we closed the last book page? Photographer Dina Goldstein imagines what lives of the Disney princesses turned out to be if we left all the fairy tale luck and charm aside. Website:

Training for health and safety representatives - HSRs Worksafe All elected health and safety representatives (HSRs) are entitled to undertake WorkSafe Victoria approved occupational health and safety (OHS) training. This training must be approved by WorkSafe Victoria and will help a HSR to understand and exercise their powers effectively. Training equips HSRs with the confidence, skills and knowledge to represent their Designated Work Group (DWG) and to help make their workplace safer. WorkSafe encourages all HSRs to attend training. To learn more about HSR training entitlements read: HSR training entitlements (PDF 239kb) There are three types of training available to HSRs. Initial training When a HSR is first elected, it's recommended that they undertake an initial five day HSR training course as soon as possible. This training is an entitlement under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) (section 67). Refresher training Under the OHS Act (section 67) HSRs and deputy HSRs also have an entitlement to attend refresher training.

Alchemy | An open drawing project עולם ללא שוטרים: חמש חלופות מעשיות למשטרה - הכל שקרים לא תמיד היתה משטרה. אנשים הממונים על אכיפת החוק אמנם קיימים בצורה זו או אחרת כבר זמן רב, אבל המשטרה המודרנית כפי שאנחנו מכירים אותה כיום נולדה רק עם עליית יחסי הקניין המודרניים לפני 200 שנה, ובעקבות "הפרות סדר" של עניי הערים. בדומה למוסדות אחרים שמלווים אותנו מהיום שנולדנו, גם פרדיגמת השיטור יוצרת רושם שאין לה תחליף, ושהיא הדבר היחיד שמונע מהחברה האנושית להתדרדר למצב של תוהו ובוהו. אבל לא כך הוא. הפעיל החברתי האמריקאי חוזה מרטין קיבץ מבחר חלופות מעשיות למשטרה. צוותי גישור והתערבות בלתי חמושים אנשים שהוכשרו לכך, לעיתים קרובות עברייני אלימות לשעבר בעצמם, עורכים סיורים בשכונות שלהם ומצליחים למנוע מקרים רבים של אלימות – למרות שהם עצמם אינם חמושים. להסיר את ההיבט הפלילי מכמעט כל העבירות חלק זעיר מהמעצרים שמבצעת המשטרה נובעים מעבירות אלימות, ובכל זאת לא מתקיים דיון של ממש סביב השאלה מה נחשב לעבירה פלילית ומה לא, ואיזו הצדקה יש לחברה לכבול או לכלוא מישהו. צדק מאחה דמוקרטיה ישירה ברמת הקהילה צמצום האלימות אינו עניין רק של שליטה חברתית. סיורים קהילתיים

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