The joy of risk

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 10, 2010

He is often asked to lecture about the connections between creativity and science, and he is scheduled to do one such school appearance in Rhode Island. Ever the multitasker, he notes that he is working on his PowerPoint presentation with one hand, practicing his act with the other hand, and holding the phone on his shoulder as he talks to me.

"One of the things I'm always trying to emphasize is, 'If you're trying to be creative, always take the most difficult route,' " Moschen remarked. "Don't take the easiest route — you're not going to get to the interesting questions that way."

And if there's anything Moschen wants to be for his audiences, it's "a question person — I love provoking questions.

"Questions make you think and make you both go inside and outside and figure out what your motives and your interests are," he stressed. "And ultimately have a lot of fun with that. Take some things very seriously and bring out the beauty but also realize, 'My God, we're alive and look at all the different things we can experience!' "

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