Fear is one of the most debilitating and defeating emotions that exist. And is never more present than when we try to create. We are all creative beings in some way, shape or form, be it in the kitchen or in the studio. And yet, that little four letter word can crush even the most practiced artist. Imagine the havoc it can wreak with a fledgling creative spirit. But fear is in all of us. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat. Pray. Love.) writes about, not overcoming fear, but living with Read More
Many things in life bring a smile to my face, but few create such a rich kaleidoscope of images as the sound of skates on ice. The raspy, fluid sound of the blades, as they carve into the surface of the ice on a cold winter’s night. Etched in my mind, Read More
The frigid temperatures in winter, the heat and humidity of summer, traffic jams, snarky people, dirty dishes piled in the sink. There are so many things that can trigger a black mood faster than you can flip a switch.
What do you do when that dark cloud starts sliding into your consciousness? Do you do everything Read More
Last Christmas was delightfully spent with extended family. Over twenty of us in all. Inclement weather forced an extra day of togetherness, which was actually welcomed. It was comfortable, friendly, warm, and exceptionally cozy, at times. Lots of Read More
I’m just so-o-o busy. I’ve got a lot on my plate right now. It’s crazy busy. I’m so busy, I don’t know which way’s up. I’m so busy, I hardly have time to think!
Sound familiar? Is one of these usually the first words out of your mouth when asked how it’s going? When did being busy Read More
A beautiful short story by Alice McDermott, Gloria is rich with family joy and tragedy; an abundant reminder of the treasure that is our loved ones.
It’s a short, lovely read. Here’s a snippet to tempt you…
“Just then the grandchildren returned to the dining room, moving, as they did in those days, in a chattering scrum. They wanted their Read More
I am a pen and paper junkie. I love writing by hand. I love the feeling of my hand flowing over the page, gliding across the paper, like a figure skater on ice. I love every loop, swoop and swirl, the fat rounds and bellies of various letters. My signature is big and wild Read More