Who are you and why are you doing this?

(credit jonathan hickman)

(credit jonathan hickman)

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 ā€” Lichtenbergianism: procrastination as a creative strategy ā€” which is an incredibly handy source of inspiration.  You should buy it.

NOW

January 2018: I'm directing Peter & the Starcatcher at the Newnan Theatre Company, opening Mar 1. On Saturday, Jan 20, I'll be performing in NTC's Season Gala.  Also on Jan 20, I'll be sitting in on a readthrough of my music for Southern Arc Dance's GETTING THROUGH GETTING OVER. Finally, I'm prepping to fly to Minneapolis to offer two Lichtenbergian sessions at Deluxe Corporation's national learning conclave Jan 23-25.

Next: Finishing up Peter & the Starcatcher. Begin preparation for Georgia's spring burn, Euphoria. Start planning for the premiere of William Blake's Inn in Feb 2019.

Reading: Carpe Jugulum, from Terry Pratchett's magnificent Discworld series. The World of Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse.  Leaves of Grass, Whitman.

Watching: The Crown and Victoria.

Listening: No serious listening at the moment, just whatever Pandora throws at me.