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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad…

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The Problem With Success…

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Do You Feel Like An Imposter?

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Are You Having Problems With Success?

What Are You Excited About?

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA
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posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends
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posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
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 »

WHEN DO YOU LEAVE?
from LEAN FORWARD INTO YOUR LIFE (2007 Conari Press, Mary Anne Radmacher, author)  “Know When To Leave” It was time for me to leave. What I was leaving was so delicious in its appearance. The opportunity to be a part-time hero is ...

posted 2:38:44pm Apr. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Editing: It's Not Just For Writing
"Editing. It's Not Just For Writing." I've spent much of my writing time since I was 28 trying to get rid of words. Editing down. Paring down. Getting to the core. I woke up this morning clear on the matter: that is what I am doing with the ...

posted 11:44:53am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

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