Home is a kitchen.

Is it the physical bricks and mortar in which you live, or is it a feeling? Is it the people you see each day who contribute to the feeling of belonging that comes with “home”? Can you feel at home anywhere?Jimmy Carter, "A Letter from Home." The Bitter Southerner; March 2022. An overly brief and … Continue reading Home is a kitchen.

Rest is part of the work.

Six years ago today, July 1, I stumbled into what would become the work I'll do for the rest of my working life, which is to say: the rest of my natural life. And I'm going to write about that experience, in the spirit of sharing what I've learned, starting tomorrow. But today? Today's just … Continue reading Rest is part of the work.

Creative Collaboration Framework: Part One.

By "Thursday," what I meant was Saturday. We'll start on Saturday, which is today. And to get us started I'll repeat: what I believe is happening is that we're all short-circuiting. "On Friday night in Louisiana, a seven-month-old baby was shot in the head, caught in the crossfire during a drive-by shooting. In Norfolk, Va., … Continue reading Creative Collaboration Framework: Part One.

How to begin with the end in mind.

Three things, before we jump in: One, I accept the dire and gruesome reality of the present world situation, and I choose to keep going in my tiny, ordinary life anyway, with a promise to look for, and honor, proof of beauty, kindness, hope, and companionship. Two, my teaser post on Monday prompted a few … Continue reading How to begin with the end in mind.