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 — 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