Month: April 2015

GRASS – One Word Wednesday

As a writer, I am a wordsmith and always curious about words and their meaning. Seeing sprouts of green finally show up on my lawn here in the mountains made me think about the word GRASS. The literal… Read More

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Should we be handwriting more?

In these days of touch screens and keyboarding, handwriting seems a lost art. Personally, I think that’s a shame. I’ve also discovered studies show handwriting has the advantage over typing on creativity, memory, and information retention. Don’t believe… Read More

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Letter to Chickens

Guest Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Dear Chickens, Please stop playing hide and seek. I realize that for you this may be very amusing, however, I am not having fun. There are also other reasons to stay in… Read More

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APRIL SHOWERS, MAY FLOWERS and PETRICHOR

We’ve all at one time or another repeated the rhyme, April showers bring May flowers. Most of us are also familiar with the heady smell before a rainfall. Since April is also poetry month,  it’s appropriate that the… Read More

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Creative Subtraction and My Red Pencil

Last week I shared how creativity is like math. We subtract things and we add things when we are being creative. This week I’m considering how to apply subtraction to your life in general, not just your creativity…. Read More

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Feathers from Heaven

By Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara As I was walking back to the chicken yard last week a feather fell from the sky. It was quite small and very white. In fact, if it were colder outside I… Read More

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Grateful for Today

Today federal income taxes are due. Most of us are probably not feeling particularly grateful. But today is more. Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, describes today this way: You think this is just another day in your… Read More

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Adding and Subtracting for Creativity

Creativity is a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world, and we all have slightly different ways we create. Austin Kleon in his book How to Steal Like an Artist suggests: “Creativity isn’t just the things… Read More

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Spreading Her Wings

by Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara I looked out the window last week and discovered one of the chickens on top of the shed. This was a new trick so I snapped a picture from the back patio…. Read More

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Spring Work

The sun is melting away the lingering snow. Chipmunks and squirrels are scampering in the woods behind our house. Birds are chirping. Grass is turning green. Poppies are working their way through the soil in the front flower… Read More

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