I am also a bit embarrassed that my last post was about barriers to writing and creativity. Although I am inclined to give myself a pass on this lapse: I did have a son and earn a Ph.D. in the last year (thanks). But, those excuses are only good for so long. It's about time to get back on the wagon and start writing.
Moving forward, I am resolving to make the Happy Homunculus a bit more of a cage-free monkey, roaming where the siren song pulls me.
I wish this increase in motivation was from some deep, inner well-spring of mental drive. Alas, my desire to write again has been inspired by two books I've recently read: "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" by Walter Isaacson and "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance" by Atul Gawande. Both books extol the virtues of writing as a means to refine a thought-process and demonstrate the power of the written word for exchanging lasting, important ideas. I extend my thanks to both Mr. Isaacson and Dr. Gawande for the much needed dissolution of my writer's block.