“Creativity,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“Creativity,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“Creativity,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

This has to be my favorite “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoon. It has pretty much summed up my approach to writing the last 38 years. Actually, it has more or less summed up my approach to just about everything. But it lends itself to creative works rather well. Some of my best stories were started hours, or even days, after they were due. One of the best reflective essays I ever wrote on my own creative works was supposed to be about a short story I hadn’t read, which, I admitted in the first line. But, I figured everyone else was writing, so I might as well fill-up the time.

“All In A Book,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“All In A Book,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

Our Eldest, who is six, going on twenty-three, going on two, has recently started reading the “Calvin and Hobbes” comics in the large “It’s A Magical World: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection,” by Bill Watterson. I’m not sure honestly how I feel about this. For one thing, I’ve said things like this to him over the years. For another thing, I don’t want him getting ideas like this:

“High Jump,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“High Jump,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

Or this:

“Kenny,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“Kenny,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

I mean, he’s already got these worked out. I don’t mind these:

“Dancing,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“Dancing,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

Oh yeah, that Fermi paradox post will be along tomorrow. Or maybe the next day. I mean, tomorrow could turn out like this:

“Big Day,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“Big Day,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

Or this:

“School Day,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“School Day,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

Or maybe even this:

“Conference,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

“Conference,” by Bill Watterson, As Seen In “Calvin and Hobbes”

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