On Being A Creative Person – Uncertainty, Risk, and the Newest Paper Airplane


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On Being A Creative Person – Uncertainty, Risk, and the Newest Paper Airplane

by Michael A. Ricciardi

“A certain power to alter things adheres in the human soul.” (Albertus Magnus)

As a reasonably accomplished writer, multi-media artist, designer, and semi-retired educator, my life has known no lack of creativity. To be a creative person – to live a life in which my creative abilities are fully realized through various modes of creative expression – has been my life’s greatest mission and goal. To be sure, in my earliest years, this mission may have been partly or largely unconscious, or inchoate, but it was always there, itching to spring forth in everything I chose or had to do.

Of course, much of what a person has to do in life (even a child) does not call for much, if any, creativity. I figured this out, to my great disappointment (and eventual…

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