creative thinking, random thoughts

Feels Like Summer: Book Haul 2023

It has been a few years since I posted my summer TBR pile of books. This year I claim the Summer of Reading for me. This is the first summer in 15 years I will not have to work all the way through. From 2007-2022, I was a middle school director, which meant I did… Continue reading Feels Like Summer: Book Haul 2023

10 Second Habits, daily draw, random thoughts

Summer’s End: Making Way for Change

When you gaze at the horizon and see nothing but change, it's time to reimagine yourself. Hello, it's nice to meet you! I am a 30-year veteran middle school educator, having spent 15 years as a middle school director. I never left the classroom and have been fortunate to teach during the time I led… Continue reading Summer’s End: Making Way for Change

random thoughts, writing

I’m Back, and I am Thrilled to Share this with you… I am back! It has been too long, but life offers us twists and turns along the way. If you know me, you know that I appreciate randomness and the magic of what appears random. If you are new here know that it is my intention to bring topics and conversation about creativity, writing,… Continue reading I’m Back, and I am Thrilled to Share this with you…

creative thinking, In Vino Veritas, summer workshops

Live the Creative Life

Introducing Summer Creativity Workshop Series! Monrovia, CA I am super excited to be able to offer a series of creativity workshops this summer designed to help us deal with this chaotic, busy life and find connection. The last thing we feel is creative with all the demands of our post-modern world.  However, creativity is the… Continue reading Live the Creative Life

10 seconds to Zen, creative thinking, daily draw, Poetry

10 Seconds to Zen (post 5)

Rhapsodomancy (in honor of National Poetry Month) Go. Go now to your bookshelf (do you have one in your home or office? I sure hope so.).  Quickly glance at your books of poetry or literature, and pick the first one you find (no more than 5 seconds) Close your eyes (6).  Open the book to… Continue reading 10 Seconds to Zen (post 5)

creative thinking, daily draw, random thoughts

10 Seconds to Zen…

Peace finds us if we prepare the way for it. Peace, or a sense of calm/Zen had always eluded me as a child and younger adult. I used to think finding it was going to be outside my skill set-- reserved for the wiser, more patient folks. I always had hope though-- and that may… Continue reading 10 Seconds to Zen…

random thoughts

Making Way for 2013

It is pretty clear that the year of 2012 for me was a year of busy-ness as evidenced by the fact I blogged about four times in the whole of the year.  That does not mean I was so busy that I didn't have any down-time.  I did still read books (though not many), and… Continue reading Making Way for 2013