I have a confession to make. I have been struggling lately, well actually for a few years. Struggling with making the time for original thought. You know, true creative genius. The type of thinking that comes from being well read (so as to be able to contrast and compare ideas), having wildly different kinds of experiences (that provide alternate ways of looking at common issues and problems), thick schema, stimulating conversation and making time to talk about things that are hard and messy with people whose belief system is different from my own. Making time to have spirited debates without loss of self control, and then digging in deep with reflection with note taking and conceptual frame making.