Greetings All! I hope this finds you safe and healthy, practicing social distancing, and spending time with the ones you love. My life has been quiet with walks in the woods, yoga daily, and on-line classes. I must confess I miss seeing my students, yet I know they are doing the best they can, as… Continue reading My Misspent Youth
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Not My Wife!DumpstaphunkAmy HelmDead & CompanyWillie NelsonPhil LeshThe Allman Betts Band Summer Greetings All! I had a crazy start to this sunshine daydream celebration. One of my favorite bands, Dumpstaphunk, played a free outdoor show recently. 90-degree temp with a bit of humidity didn’t stop the band from playing a scorching two-hour set and I… Continue reading Ahhh Summertime…
I apologize for the late post. I was out getting a recharge at a four-day music festival during which I experienced the inspirational message of Michael Franti and Spearhead. If you haven’t heard of him, click here for a music video. I also encourage you to read his lyrics. Franti’s message is one of encouragement, kindness,… Continue reading Stay Human – Michael Franti’s Creative Message
I am fortunate to have many wonderful writer’s who work with me on my projects, inspire me to reach further, and encourage me to continue honing my craft. It’s a great life. Way back during my undergrad at UConn, several writing professors had the book Writing Down The Bones on their optional reading list. Since… Continue reading A Writing Guru
Welcome back, folks! This week Colorado visual artist extraordinaire Sean Powers shares his creative process with us. “The process of creating my work is sort of like a cross between narrating with imagery and watching an image spontaneously emerge through paint. I’m interested in the literal and figurative nature of an image; the way different… Continue reading Visual Artist Sean Powers
This is the second installment of me sharing the creative thought process of others. Enjoy! “My creative process starts with a nagging feeling of being unsettled, the kind that won't leave me alone no matter how many times I try to brush it aside or ignore it. It is a feeling I can't name until… Continue reading Singer * Songwriter * Activist
Greetings All! With some deep thought (still healing and getting more mobile 😊) this summer I will be switching up the blog. There will still be book updates, yes, I am still working on Maximum Trouble, and am hobbling to a concert or two, however I thought it would be fun to introduce other creatives… Continue reading Inspiration Move Me Brightly*
We have so many rules that we function by. Life has rules. Prose has rules. Heck, everyone I know have rules. Rules have overtaken our lives. But we need rules, no? Maybe? Yes? Where was I going with this? Oh yes, I remember now ... In college I was taught a specific way to construct… Continue reading The Art Of Breaking Rules
Except there is no snow. The thermometer reads 38 degrees. If the sun would peek out, it would be beautiful. Instead today is dreary.