How They Travel The World As Housesitters

How They Travel The World As Housesitters

My latest interview in the Begin Again series is with Suzanne from Global Housesitters.  She and her husband tried several new things over the years, including running an orchard and traveling around New Zealand in an RV for a year.  But they seem to be hitting their...
What Do Hamburgers and Creativity Have In Common?

What Do Hamburgers and Creativity Have In Common?

What do hamburgers and creativity have in common?  I’ll tell you — Louis Lunch.  Yep.  Louise Lunch, where hamburgers began.  Don’t try to argue with me on this one.  According to Atlas Obscura, the Library of Congress even says so. Today’s...
The Presence Of The Block Wednesday Whoa

The Presence Of The Block Wednesday Whoa

Sixteen years as a freelance journalist has taught me that neither the absence of ‘the muse’ nor the presence of ‘the block’ should be allowed to hinder the orderly progress of a book. Jim Crace One thing that helps is to give myself permission...
How She Went From Teaching To Writing Begin Again

How She Went From Teaching To Writing Begin Again

Time for a new interview in my Begin Again series.  This time we meet Lisa who spent years teaching English and Journalism which is a career that she wanted to do since she was a child.  But sometimes, even dream careers change and Lisa tells us how she went from...
Being Creative And Having Fun Wednesday Whoa

Being Creative And Having Fun Wednesday Whoa

Take creative chances.  Learning to innovate isn’t about being perfect; it’s about being creative and having fun. Tom Kelly Creativity is inventing, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun. Mary Lou Cook Being able to relax...
How To Have Fun While Pedaling Through New Haven

How To Have Fun While Pedaling Through New Haven

Trying new things is something I like to do.  It keeps you fresh, on your toes and learning new things.  Trying new things allows you to be flexible and possibly allows you to handle stressful new situations better than others because you’re practicing it all...
The Stillness Of Nature Alone Creativity Prompt

The Stillness Of Nature Alone Creativity Prompt

In keeping with my Vincent Van Gogh theme this week, my creativity prompt is one of his sketches.  It goes with a quote of his that discusses the stillness of nature alone. This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small amount of money if you make a...
How Does One Become A Painter? Wednesday Whoa

How Does One Become A Painter? Wednesday Whoa

One becomes a painter by painting. Vincent Van Gogh I know I repeat myself a lot when I say, writer’s write.  But here we have a Master saying the same thing about painting.  How does one become a painter?  By painting. This post contains affiliate links, which...
All We Need Is Creative Inspiration

All We Need Is Creative Inspiration

I came across a book last week that stunned me.  It was so simple in its format but so complex and passionate in its content.  For the past year, my husband and I have been downsizing.  I’ve sold, donated and given away my books to make space for our new life. ...
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