Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Creative Whack for Logical Left Brain Thinkers

Roger Von Oech has made a career of creative innovation basically since 1975 when he earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in the self-created interdisciplinary program “History of Ideas.” In the 1980s, he created and produced the “Innovation in Industry” … Continue reading

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Mathematical Mind

Among Allen Bragdon’s many accomplishments are these: the founding editor of Games magazine, the author of dozens of books, and director of The BrainWaves Center (www.brainwaves.com – fun website).  I met him about a dozen years ago and found him … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Me Your Lip

A lipogram is a word game that consists of writing new material or rewriting existing material by leaving out certain letters of the alphabet. (Lipogram comes from a Greek word meaning “missing letter.”) One of the most famous practitioners was … Continue reading

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Square Up! and Other Slide Puzzles

Slide puzzles are a great brain teaser for working your visual-spatial and sequencing skills.

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Do You See What I See?

Tineke Meirink is a delightful Dutch illustrator whom I learned about this past weekend while participating in Free Museum Day. (See details below*.) Museum gift stores are one of my favorite places to shop because they tend to have wonderfully … Continue reading

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