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Wanting To Help: Is It A Basic Human Instinct?

I felt really self conscious after publishing last week’s post, worried I’d been too sappy. And then you all showed up, sharing resources, ideas, anguish, and personal stories. Thank you. Thank you for sharing so much and for making me … Continue reading

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Go Big or Not at All … not really, but it feels like it

For a while now, I’ve been writing about working daily toward my creative goals. Recently, I had reason to summarize the events of my life over the last year in a short email to an acquaintance. He replied: Oh my … Continue reading

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StickWithItStickWithItStickWithIt

It happened again. I went for a walk, and serendipity struck. A few days ago, I re-read an essay I’d drafted seven years ago. After saving one paragraph to develop, I nixed the rest and put the discarded pages onto … Continue reading

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Showing Up, Flaws and All

I had the most eerily auspicious experience today. I listened to a TED Talk playlist called “Kickstart Your Creativity” while I walked. Although I’d heard most of the talks before, they resonated just as much the second time around. The … Continue reading

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thriving beyond the cubicle or kitchen

In my first post for this blog, I wrote about following whims. I felt nervous about this because “whim” sounded too light for the things I contemplated at the time:  concluding my 15-year teaching career without any other plan or … Continue reading

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When We Find Ourselves Stuck in Life …

For the month of September, I’m participating in two blogging events:  #LiveLikeJulia and VeganMOFO.  Nothing like diving in head first, right? For LiveLikeJulia, I read an advance copy of chapter four, “Obey Your Whims,” of Karen Karbo’s forthcoming book Julia … Continue reading

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