Sometimes when I scroll through Facebook, I’ll hit something that I’ll only click on because of a trusted friend’s comment. What I’m about to show you, is a youtube link I opened because of the comment, “this kid is great! his mom is great for standing up for him and Michael Buble is awesome for [...]Read more »
Posts tagged 'inspiration'
I’m not a big believer in writer’s block, as I’ve written here before. Amanda Palmer has a great post on Top 10 Writer’s Block quotes, that conveys many of my feelings on the dreaded block. But, from conversations, facebook rants and tons of blog posts, I understand that for many writers, it’s a REAL problem. [...]Read more »
Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege, the pleasure and the soul-soothing satisfaction of hearing Mary Oliver read many of her poems at Marquette University. She received an honorary degree from Marquette, this lovely little woman sans college degree, whose brilliance requires no letters after her name, kind of like some of my favorite teachers (Jesus, [...]Read more »
Traditions are part of our lives whether we create new ones or adopt old ones. I attended Mount Holyoke College and though I transferred and graduated from Wesleyan University, I feel the closest ties to Mt. Holyoke. As more time passes, I’m convinced that some of the reasons for my attachment have to do with [...]Read more »
My life recently has been a seemingly endless string of Julia Cameron’s artist’s dates. It’s been a month since I climbed to the upper deck of the Megabus and traveled to Chicago for AWP. Though I live in Milwaukee, less than two hours by car, train or bus, from Chicago, I rarely get there. I [...]Read more »
Today, I’m happy to bring you a guest post from Mary Jo Thome, who is exploring other art avenues, and reflecting on what those ventures mean to her writing life. We’ve talked before about different ways writers can fill the well of creativity. A creative life needs rest, needs reflection and needs joy. I hope [...]Read more »