Part 2 of my Wines of Anger and Joy is posted at Three Quarks Daily.
It has become a truism that beauty is subjective, but as with most truisms, it’s only partly true. My article at 3 Quarks Daily this month makes the case for the objectivity of beauty.
I’ve been thinking about the concept of creativity as I work through issues related to the art of winemaking. In my Three Quarks Daily column this month I argue that creativity in the arts is more like discovering something new about your materials and less like inventing something from scratch.