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.
* 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.
My calendar is open. You should hire me.
Oh look: I'm featured on Ozan Varol's Contrarian Spotlight!
Oh look: I'm in chapter six of Andrew Santella's new Soon: an overdue history of procrastination from Leonard and Darwin to you and me
1/16/2018: added a NOW page
11/21/17: The book is available on Barnes & Noble.
11/17/17: The book is live on Amazon! A best seller, even!
11/1/17: I've added a Glossary so that I don't have to completely redefine terms every time I use them.
12/9/16: You can buy all kinds of things with the 9 Precepts on them now.
- 50 Postcards 1
- Appearances 3
- Artist Trading Cards 2
- Artists 4
- Backstreet Writers 2
- Book Review 13
- Cocktails 4
- Composing 7
- Creative Spirit 11
- G. C. Lichtenberg 1
- Guest Lichtenbergian 2
- Lichtenbergianism 7
- Merchandise 2
- Music 6
- Orenda 3
- Peter & the Starcatcher 9
- Red Dress 5
- Resources 17
- The Book 15
- Unsilent Night 2
- William Blake's Inn 2
- Writing 3