Creativity in the Age of Computers

One of the amazing things about living in today’s world of technology is how computers can help artists draw, painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write.   Even the least artistic among us can create wonderful works of art… if we have the latest apps on our tablets and smart phones. I often think about how the great…

DON’T MISS THIS MOVIE!!

Having recently seen a movie billed as “THE MOVIE EVENT OF THE YEAR!” and “A SURE FIRE OSCAR WINNER,” I wondered if somehow I might have stepped into the wrong theater at my local Cineplex.   The movie was good and it helped pass a few hours, but in no way do I think it justified the “CAPITALIZED EXCLAMATION!” of greatness that the…

Street Performer. With a Twist.

Many years ago, an imaginative street artist, looking to make a few bucks, attracted a curious crowd outside The Water Tower shopping mall on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. He was not a painter or a musician or a mime, but a writer.  A caricaturist, actually, but instead of using a charcoal drawing pencil, he used…