Welcome to the home of Lichtenbergianism!
What is Lichtenbergianism? It's a slipshod approach to the creative process that doesn't make sense and should not work, but it does.
My name is Dale Lyles, and throughout my now-long life I have been an active artist*—and I've encouraged and supported others in their efforts as well. Now I have written a book about how I and my friends began to achieve our creative goals by procrastinating.
How easy is that? (Spoiler alert: it's not easy.)
Follow along as we Lichtenbergians achieve world domination through our amazing ability to get things done by not doing them. (Our motto is Cras melior est, which translates to Tomorrow is better.)
You can start by reading through the Nine Precepts (in the menu up top), or checking back as I add more explanations to the website. You might want to go check out the blog and subscribe to it.
On Fri, Nov 17, there will be a book you can buy. Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy is done and is being readied for publication with Boll Weevil Press.
* Whenever I use the word artist on this website, I mean any person who creates any thing: a poem, a novel, a drawing, a song, a symphony, a computer program, a garden, a cocktail.
11/1/17: I've added a Glossary so that I don't have to completely redefine terms every time I use them.
10/25/17: The book has been proofed and is back at the printer! Release date to be announced soon...
12/9/16: You can buy all kinds of things with the 9 Precepts on them now.
6/26/16: You can subscribe to the blog now!
- Appearances 2
- Artist Trading Cards 1
- Artists 3
- Backstreet Writers 1
- Book Review 9
- Cocktails 3
- Composing 4
- Creative Spirit 9
- G. C. Lichtenberg 1
- Guest Lichtenbergian 1
- Lichtenbergianism 2
- Merchandise 1
- Music 4
- Orenda 3
- Peter & the Starcatcher 1
- Red Dress 3
- Resources 11
- The Book 16
- Unsilent Night 1
- Writing 2