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

Heavy Load

Nature Asks for Help

I just read the sweetest little story (the first comment on a post by Through Open Lens) about a little bird “asking” a human for help and receiving it with gratitude. That story got me thinking of an experience I had watching an ant. I was sitting on the concrete steps of a little utility … Continue reading Nature Asks for Help

Spring Blossoming

Re-Discovering My Neighborhood

I'm ashamed to say that, as the years have rolled by, I haven't taken the time to walk around my neighborhood.  Sure, I'm out and about all the time but always in the car to my way out of the neighborhood. One reason is that life simply goes by a lot faster than we think … Continue reading Re-Discovering My Neighborhood