Judy Rosche

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @JudyRosche | Keep up with Judy Rosche on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Judy Rosche”

Being vs. Becoming: John Steinbeck on Creative Integrity, the Art of Changing Your Mind, the Humanistic Duty of the Artist

The fact that we humans have such a notoriously hard time changing our minds undoubtedly has to do with the notion that “human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished,” which belies the great robbery of the human experience — by calling ourselves beings, we deny our …

Margaret Mead on Myth vs. Deception and What to Tell Kids about Santa Claus

Few things rattle the fine line between the benign magic of mythology and the deliberate delusion of a lie more than the question of how, what, and whether to tell kids about Santa Claus. Half a century ago, Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901–November 15, 1978) — the world’s most influential cultural …

Madeleine L’Engle on Creativity, Hope, Getting Unstuck, and How Studying Science Enriches Art

In addition to being one of the most foundational texts on creativity ever published, pioneering psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s 1996 book <b>Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention</b> (<i>public library</i>) — which sheds light on why “psychological androgyny” is essential to creative …

Van Gogh on Principles, Talking vs. Doing, and the Human Pursuit of Greatness

Albert Camus memorably admonished that those who prefer their principles over their happiness remain unhappy, suggesting that such rigid personal dogmas at the expense of actionable happiness are a form of especially dehumanizing self-punishment. Nearly a century earlier, <b>Vincent van Gogh</b> (March 30, …

What It Really Takes to Be an Artist: MacArthur Genius Teresita Fernández’s Magnificent Commencement Address

In 2005, artist <b>Teresita Fernández</b> — one of the most original and visionary sculptors of our time, whose work appears in the bewitching monograph <b>Blind Landscape</b> (<i>public library</i>) — received one of those legendary phone calls from the MacArthur Foundation. The mysterious caller informed her that the …

The Best of Brain Pickings 2014 – Brain Pickings

After the annual reading list of the year’s best books overall, it’s time for the annual summation of the best <i>Brain Pickings</i> articles of the year — “best” meaning those most read and shared by you, as well as those I took the most pleasure in writing. Please (re)enjoy and have an inspired, …

What Everybody Needs

In 1994, <b>Sherwin Nuland</b> (1930–2014) — a remarkable surgeon and Yale clinical professor who in his nearly four decades of practice cared, truly <i>cared</i>, for more than 10,000 patients — received the National Book Award for his humanistic masterwork <b>How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter</b> (<i>public</i> …