WRITING WITH PURPOSE

WHEN a poem, a chapter, a book begin to take shape … it can feel like a revelation. “Something” is there … but what? We wait. And wait. And most of all, we listen. To the wind. To the silent clouds. To the birds or the voices in a dream. To whatever seems suddenly … […]

NEW VISION

“It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.” ― Aristotle, Politics Why do so many people seem to be looking for a new and inspiring personal vision? Is it the endless trauma we witness on television, or simply a nameless feeling of […]

IN HASTE

WE all do some things a bit too quickly. Our timing is “off” … we rush to complete something, to get somewhere, or maybe we speak so fast a genuine conversation is impossible. Examples abound; it’s not difficult to see this dynamic at work, is it? I notice myself doing this when I’m overly focused […]

SPEAKING OF INSPIRATION

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ― Albert Einstein, The World As I See It I’ve always been drawn to visual images. Photographs. Paintings. Sketches. Even doodles that take on a life of their own. […]

BEHIND THE SCENES

IF this were any other month, I wouldn’t be wondering quite so much about what is going on behind the scenes in many homes. But in all reality … many families are seriously stressed this time of year. Winter weather for one thing. The weight and the joy of traditional holiday expectations. Intense emotions that […]