Windswept Garden

Living Library

  It's a sickness, this gnawing desire to learn keep learning  keep learning  keep learning keep doing   keep finding  keep searching No more school  no more other people's ideas other people's thoughts  other people's shoulds There is an accredited university in my brain Professors of experience  of what I've seen of what I've done  of … Continue reading Living Library

Reflection

Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

I have started this blog 50 different ways in the few hours it has existed.  After all, when you've been playing hide and seek for four decades and everybody forgot you were playing and no one came to find you, how exactly do you show yourself? Do you tear off all your clothes, kick the … Continue reading Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

Rendered Wordless

Rendered Wordless

Everyone who knows or has ever met me, knows that being wordless is not one of my many problems.  I always have a lot to say.  The less I know on a subject, the more I'm apt to opine on it because I tend to think as a I live - out loud.  Oftentimes I … Continue reading Rendered Wordless

Don't Focus

Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

One of the quotes on my outgoing email is this one from Francis Ford Coppola: "Parents always say focus on something. Don’t focus. Do all the things you love and someday it will come together and you will see what you are. And the things that you did ... will all be relevant." When I … Continue reading Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

Fabric Art - Scrap Tribal Wall Hanging

(Finally) Acknowledging the Artist

A few weeks ago, I discovered a most inspiring, insightful, impactful podcast called A Beautiful Anarchy. It's for creatives but I believe that the wisdom of the author, photographer David duChemin, would apply to anyone who does or wants to do anything they consider important. This podcast cuts straight to the nitty-gritty of the struggle … Continue reading (Finally) Acknowledging the Artist