As a person who has created art of some sort since childhood, and through many life changes, full time work, chronic illness, moving, relationship ups and downs...I wanted to offer a place where we can support one another in our creative processes, no matter what they look like. The first offering is Creative Connection, a monthly subscription to support your creative life. Weekly videos, guided meditations, creative prompts, and a community discussion forum, all for only $10 a month. Interested? Find out more over on Teachable. … Read More » about Courses for Creatives
Navigating through the buffet was a bewildering affair. She should have heeded the warning she’d seen online. Never go to the buffet on boarding day. Go to one of the sit-down restaurants. Janey couldn’t stand it. Her comfy, rubber-soled shoes and long jeans were out of place here. You’d think the behemoth of a ship was heading on a Caribbean cruise in July instead of to Alaska in late September, given the number of shorts and sandals. What were people thinking? A cruise is a cruise, I guess, she thought. But she had to get the hell out of the buffet, and fast. Food could wait. She finally found an out of the way salad bar on the observation deck and loaded a plate with greens, chunks of white cheese, and little rolls of ham. … Read More » about For the Love of Heloise
The café I’m writing in is playing Johnny Cash’s masterful cover of Trent Reznor’s classic song, “Hurt.” It reminds me of an Oxford Goth club I visited many years while teaching in England. I was by myself, drinking something ghastly, all decked out in silver brocade vest and white tie, talking with a young woman at the bar. The club was dimly … Read More » about Art Matters
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T. Thorn Coyle’s Witches of Portland Series Spoiler Alert: Awesome! Coyle’s ability to tell a fun and lovely tale that unexpectedly deals with challenging themes is a gem worth reading. I truly needed a feel good book about the real world and our real problems. It’s exciting for me to get to write such a truly positive review. Cannot wait for the next book! Read the rest of this great review at Patheos. … Read More » about A Great Review!