Who are you and why are you doing this?
My name is Dale Lyles. I am a retired educator who has spent his life Making The Thing That Is Not: creating. I have been the artistic director of a theatre company, a choir director, a website designer, a composer, a painter, a writer, an actor, a dancer, and above all, a teacher.
This website is to promote what I have found to be effective ways to allow yourself to be the creative human that you want to be. I've written a book — Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy — which is an incredibly handy source of inspiration. You should buy it.
May 2018: Beginning to block out my new cocktails book and Lichtenbergianism for Kids. Trying to get better at promoting the book/speaking career. (Hire me.) Starting ideas for two other new books. Prepping for a trip to NYC for our 4oth anniversary!
Next: Start planning for the premiere of William Blake's Inn in Feb 2019.
Reading: Always Coming Home, by Ursula LeGuin; Of All the Gin Joints, by Bailey & Hemingway; The Arcades Project, by Walter Benjamin.
Watching: Lost in Space
Listening: Jon Hopkins, Murcof