Monday, January 15, 2018

Creativity embeds knowledge so that it can become practice. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands. We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration—it is how we fold our experiences into our being. Brené Brown, Rising Strong I must stop eating cheese and crackers before

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The real question before our death, then, is not, How much can I still accomplish, or How much influence can I still exert? but, How can I live so that I can continue to be fruitful when I am no longer here among my family and friends? That question shifts our attention from doing to

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep. Mikhail Baryshnikov I’m getting close to giving up on a book I’m reading. I have been for a few days. In this in-between place I’ve started skipping pages, scanning the words until I spy the gist of the story that caught

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.  Mary Oliver It was a long day yesterday, but I got it done: all 518 pages of my 2017 blog book formatted and the book itself submitted for review. Why? Aside from simply keeping the writing I do here every morning, which ranges from