Here’ s the thing about creativity. We’ve come to accept that creativity is making things. And it is. But it’s more than that. The word creative comes from a PIE word ker. Meaning to grow. Creativity at its core is a growth experience. Growth is change. And even when it’s a desired change, still, change demands finessing. Skillz. TLC. To … Read More
Hiya. Happy Friday the 13th. Or if you are reading this on Saturday or Sunday. Happy Saturday. Happy Sunday. Whatever the f day it is. Happy Day. It’s not an unlucky day. Whatever day it is. It’s not that there isn’t good luck and bad luck. There sure is. But what creates it isn’t a Friday. Or a 13th. Or … Read More
Ok this so cool. Our contest for free tickets and dinner ended yesterday. At 11:11. Why not add magic into the mix? Today we went to random.org so the winner could be ‘selected at random’. I’ve never been a big believer in randomness. I don’t know. It doesn’t make sense to me. Something is affecting the results. But for the … Read More
I’m just back from Chicago. Great trip of mixed business and pleasure. I spent some time in Lyfts eating up the new to me city. Lots of very modern architecture mixed in with older buildings, which I love. I was surprised to find myself super attracted to all the brick. It was like seeing an old friend. I grew up in New England. Around bricks. Then all that time in New York. Brick. It didn’t occur to me that I missed brick. And if you’d asked me if I like brick I would have said nope, not really one of my favorite building materials. At all.
The nice people at my email server (Robly) are beta testing an upgrade. Another way of saying they are changing things. So many words for change. Adjusting, shifting, reassigning, editing, growing, deciding… beta testing. Today I couldn’t figure out how to move something. The toggle thing or the cross hairs operated weirdly. So I got on Support Chat. With Quandra. … Read More
Finally saw the extremely delightful The Big Sick. A friend told me she hated the happy ending. Friend: Life isn’t like that. Me: That’s actually what happened. Friend: It’s not realistic. It was of course very realistic. Realistic and fantastic and truthful. Yay for those three sparkly words. And it was dark and personal without being victimy. That’s what they mean when they … Read More
I was at my parents house the other day, and one of their smoke detectors was beeping with worn out batteries. Every minute. On the minute. Oh there it goes again. And because they have those crazy high ceilings there was a ladder and a friend helping and a lot of commotion and an urgency stop the beeping. But I was actually enjoying the … Read More
There was a big earthquake off the Russian coast last night. The part of the coast up near Alaska. Not much was made of it, but it struck me as important. #synchronicity. Here we are, #Russiagating and then, big earthquake right there. It felt like a response. Ok, it may not have been. But I lean towards seeing everything as a conversation. And why wouldn’t … Read More
Saw Baby Driver. Getaway driving. That would really not be a good gig for me. I got a ticket recently. For a rolling stop. A rolling stop is where you just slow down. Instead of stopping. I could not even get away with that. I certainly could not get away with being a getaway driver. The cop gave me this … Read More
I am excited about a thing I’m writing so I’m going to go write that instead of this although by writing that last sentence I did write this.
Which reminds me of the summer I was the art counselor at a Quaker Camp in the wilderness. #fishoutofwater The littlest girls would often say ‘I never thought I would be brave enough to stand up and share and now here I am standing up and sharing.’ That would be the whole share. It always struck me as very sublime. And hilarious.