Is It Ok To Be Both A Scientist And An Artist?

The Arts Mechanical

Adam Savage has been having a “Ask Adam Anything” blog on the Tested website.

One question that came up was this one from “dork daddy”:

Good morning, Adam. This question is from my brilliant, beautiful, precocious 10 year old daughter, Ellie. I certainly know how I would answer it, but I suspect you’d have a pretty unique and eloquent spin of your own. My daughter has passions and interests that range the entire spectrum. She is a gifted writer, a prolific artist, an enthusiastic athlete and a natural-born scientist. She has so many interests she sometimes feels like she can’t keep up. The question she often asks me as she looks to her own future is this:

Is it possible to be an artist and a scientist at the same time?

Adam didn’t answer it, instead answering a question about teamwork and taking criticism in projects.  while that is…

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Just write

A Study in Equinoxes

I haven’t written anything significant in almost a month. The effects are pretty drastic: I’ve fallen into a funk. I’m weepy and tired all the time.

No. No. I’m not going back down that road. I spent years on that lost highway.

I’m going to try to pump out a lot of poetry this month in honor of National Poetry Month. It may not be my best work, but it will be a good effort. That’s what matters.

Word of advice: please don’t neglect the things you love for the sake of money or approval from others.

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The American Dream: Detroit’s resuscitation

Shrey's Notepad

If one could epitomise the phrase “could have been” in one simple image, it would indubitably be the image of Detroit. The unyielding forces of time have taken a once great city and denigrated it to the status of one of not only one of America’s most economically destitute, but also one of its most dangerous regions. Nowadays, Detroit carries many of the hallmarks of the lesser developed countries of the world, especially with roughly 47% of the population being described as “functionally illiterate” by The National Institute for Literacy, a rate only 13.8% higher than that of Afghanistan. Despite this, Detroit still carries as much, if not more potential as it did in the 20th century, and is simply crying out for some economic solutions to its varied and diverse range of problems.

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