Walter Urban hired me to work at McMurry College (now University). It was my first job right out of law school. Walter was the Dean of Students and I was Associate Dean of Students. It was a great title, and first job and Walter was a wonderful supervisor and teacher. Walter wasn’t a career Student Affairs…

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Photo by Thomas Schweighofer on Unsplash My graduate program required us to take nine hours outside of our department. I chose to take a course in the MBA program called “Leadership, Literature, and the Individual.” Professor Floyd Brandt’s syllabus described the course this way: “The course begins with the postulate that novels and plays are…

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There are so many ways to answer this question, I’ve struggled to even start writing this blog post. Spiritual, neurological, psychological, intellectual, artistic – there are definitions of creativity that are specific to each of these realms. And, as you would expect, some of them contradict each other. There are myths and belief systems built…

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“‘How can you teach creativity?’ They want to know. Defiance fights with curiosity on their faces. ‘I can’t.’ I tell them. ‘I teach them to let themselves be creative.’” Julia Cameron Julia Cameron, author, screenwriter, playwright, teacher  –  her list of accomplishments is prodigious. I was at a yoga retreat in 2003 when someone mentioned…

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