Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

January 1970 Archives

What Are The Edges in Your Life?


Lead or Follow A Leader


What Matters To You Most?


Life Begins When You Do

Do You Make Glorious Mistakes?

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad…

Does Luck Help?

The Biggest Problem With Success?

The Problem With Success…

Do You Feel Like An Imposter?


Are You Having Problems With Success?

What Are You Excited About?

Where Are YOUR Rights?

Do You Have ANY Idea of What You Want?

What’s Next On Your List? Do You HAVE A List?

When Was The Last Time You Walked Down The Street Naked?

Not literally, of course.  Laws and civility discourage such things.  Metaphorically my friend, Eileen, did just that last week.  Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s words in a commencement address he delivered, she shared a poem that was impacting and deeply personal.  […]

You say MISTAKE as if it’s a Bad Thing…

Most of the key lessons of my life have risen from what appeared, at the time, to be a dreadful mistake. Or, more accurately said, what appeared, in the immediate looking back, to be a mistake.  Or A “Failure.”  My […]

What’s LOVE Got to Do With It?

It’s timelessly been said that if you love the labor of your hands – you’ll never “work” a day in your life.  I believe that work and the concept of work has been maligned.  Work and play are natural partners.  […]

How Does Hope Fly?

Do You Have A Career or a List of Aspirations?

Neil Gaiman addressed the graduating class of the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia on May 17, 2012.  His words are exceptionally relevant to me in my life and career (after 35 artful years).  Perhaps they are even more relevant […]

Do You Have ANY Idea What You Are To DO?

What Is Restricting You?

Paying Good Words Forward

Neil Gaiman, a man known to me through his novel, AMERICAN GODS.  I’ve not followed his work.  Until recently.  Michelle Fairchild, a “cosmic cowgirl,” forwarded a commencement address that Gaiman delivered to The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, on […]

Previous Posts

Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA

posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends

posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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