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Title:
Get inspired! : releasing your creative self at any age
Author:
Fairfield, Roy P.
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Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
266 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781573928496
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Book

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Roy P. Fairfield is chair of the American Council of the European Graduate School


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
1. Climate for Creativityp. 11
Unique Angles of Visionp. 12
To Bend Over and Lookp. 13
Basic Assumptionsp. 14
On Conventional Wisdomsp. 15
Let Us Praise Illusionp. 17
To Blossom or Not to Blossomp. 20
Projections and Prospectsp. 22
Postscriptp. 24
2. Some Basic Toolsp. 27
What Is a Fact?p. 27
Basic Assumptions Therapyp. 31
Exercise No. 1 Facts versus Assumptionsp. 33
Do-It-Yourself Kits 1p. 35
"Perchance to Dream"p. 38
Crap Detecting as a Way of Lifep. 39
Some Things I Do to Get Things Donep. 41
Exercise No. 2 Motivation and Healthp. 44
Journalingp. 45
Duo-loggingp. 47
Letter Writing as a Portal to Self-Developmentp. 49
Listening with a Third Earp. 52
Question as Toolp. 55
Random Processesp. 59
Self-Fulfilling and Self-Deceiving Propheciesp. 61
Exercise No. 3 On Deceptionp. 63
3. Learning Stylesp. 65
What Is Learning?p. 65
Learning as a Subversive Activityp. 71
Distance Learning and the Internetp. 75
Linking with the Internetp. 78
Objectivity versus Subjectivity?p. 80
Theory and Practicep. 83
To Saw a Boardp. 85
Exercise No. 4 Handling Toolsp. 88
Learning in the Marketplacep. 89
Aging with Dignityp. 91
Exercise No. 5 Your Own Passagesp. 95
Three Cheers for Enthusiasmp. 95
Exercise No. 6 Your Enthusiasm Quotientp. 98
New Learning Styles for Traditional Institutionsp. 99
4. Paradox, Irony, and Freedom (to Laugh)p. 108
Paucity and Audacityp. 108
Fairfield's Lawsp. 111
Exercise No. 7 Your Paradox Quotient (PQ)p. 114
Fablesp. 115
Do-It-Yourself Kits 2p. 117
How to Make a Cakep. 118
Exercise No. 8 More Tooling Upp. 119
Potpourri of Decaloguesp. 120
Decalogue for Survival of Teachers in the Public Schoolp. 122
Decalogue for College Facultyp. 122
Exercise No. 9 Your Personal Commandmentsp. 125
Jester Lettersp. 126
Hand-ling Foot-notesp. 132
The Search for Quotientsp. 134
Serious Needs to Be Playfulp. 135
Spell Checks on the Computerp. 136
Fun Queries ... Whimsicologyp. 136
Words with a Hue (or to Hew?)p. 139
Highways to Laughterp. 140
Acronymsp. 141
FUN-ny Namesp. 141
License Plate "Numbers" Observedp. 141
More Words with Hues or to Be Hewnp. 142
Questions with a Hue!p. 143
More Pun-Americanismp. 143
Sounds and Furiesp. 144
Book and Film Titlesp. 144
Family Expressionsp. 145
Exercise No. 10 "Well! Fan Me with a Brick!"p. 145
5. Beneath the Bottom Linep. 148
Creative Polyphrenia/Multiple Awarenessp. 149
An Anatomy of Dissentp. 153
The Self-Deceiving Prophecy Revisited 2p. 155
The Paradox of Freedomp. 156
The Half-Life of a Questionp. 158
Exercise No. 11 Your Queriesp. 161
Favorite Unasked Questionsp. 161
Exercise No. 12 Lost Questionsp. 162
What Is Your Favorite Unasked Question?p. 163
Zen and the Art of Hustlingp. 163
Zen and Other Artsp. 166
Postage Duep. 167
Mood Piecesp. 171
Exercise No. 13 Zen and Housekeepingp. 173
6. The Artistic Impulsep. 176
Darwin and Creativity Theoryp. 177
Art as a Survival Imperativep. 179
Haiku and Youp. 182
Exercise No. 14 Doing Haikup. 186
Grooks Anonymous: Dogged and Dog-Legged Doggerelp. 187
Clerihewsp. 192
New Uses for the Musep. 194
Red Coals, Black Ivyp. 198
The Poem-Letterp. 202
Spontaneity and Beingp. 206
Sense Deprivation and Enhancementp. 209
7. Odd Angles of Visionp. 213
Why "Odd"?/When "Odd"?/How "Odd"?p. 213
Uniqueness and the Individualp. 217
Social Change and the Quiet Revolutionp. 223
The Editor as Levelerp. 225
Career as Thing/Object!p. 225
Exercise No. 15 Who Are You?p. 227
Social Courage and Actionp. 227
Short Story as Opportunityp. 228
Exercise No. 16 Now Try It!p. 230
Of Storytellingp. 230
Exercise No. 17 Never to Forget!p. 233
8. Illusion: Friend, Enemy, or Both?p. 235
Exercise No. 18 Emulating Leonardop. 239
Illusion, Rhetoric, and Disillusion?p. 240
Epilogue: Count UP to Inspirep. 243
A Do-It-Yourself Re-FIRE-ment Kitp. 246
Working Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 255