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...
I Got It Right In The Morning

I Got It Right In The Morning

“I got it right in the morning and I didn’t get it right in the afternoon.”  It seems like a throwaway statement.  One of those conversation fillers that you might throw into an everyday conversation.  But if you lift it out, you can...
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

The Stillness Of Nature Alone

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?

How Does One Become A Painter?

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. ...
Happened In The Night

Happened In The Night

What had happened to T.J. in the night I did not understand, but I knew that it would not pass. And I cried for those things which had happened in the night and would not pass. I cried for T.J. For T.J. and the land. Mildred D. Taylor Keeping with the theme of Banned...
Censorship Is The Child Of Fear

Censorship Is The Child Of Fear

Censorship is the child of Fear and the father of Ignorance Laurie Halse Anderson Banning books is just another form of bullying. It’s all about fear and an assumption of power. The key is to address the fear and deny the power. James Howe The books that the...
There Be Whales Here

There Be Whales Here

Trying new things is one of the themes of this blog.  I think it’s important to continue learning and growing and opening yourself to new experiences.  But sometimes a new thing can be something that you’ve already done.  Perhaps you originally...
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