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.

It’s Friday, I’m in love.

Also, old. Because that "dumb pop song," (Robert Smith's own words) was released in 1992. That's 30 years ago. Thirty. "'Friday I'm in Love' is a dumb pop song, but it's quite excellent actually, because it's so absurd. It's so out of character - very optimistic and really out there in happy land. It's nice … Continue reading It’s Friday, I’m in love.

A few things: January 2022

How about a monthly round-up post (which I haven't done in a while) to get back in the swing of things after taking most of January off from writing (and most other things, other than work and spending time with my children while they were home)? OK. We'll start here: What I'm curious about, at … Continue reading A few things: January 2022

Thoughts go astray.

"This could be her last Christmas," my daughter said, speaking about the dog -- one of our dogs -- last Christmas, in 2020, the first pandemic Christmas. Another of our dogs had died earlier in the year, in mid-March before everything shut down. He, the one who died, and she, the one who remained behind, … Continue reading Thoughts go astray.

Blue plate special.

I've been under the weather since right after Christmas, but today I'm finally starting to feel "normal" again. Some thoughts on that, along with notes on how I've been spending my down time, a "curative" soup recipe, Apple Watch insanity, my favorite Mary Chapin Carpenter song, and a few other things. Think of it as … Continue reading Blue plate special.