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A couple of weeks ago I did a half-hour interview with Heather from the show “Lyrical Venus” at KRUU in Fairfield, Iowa. KRUU is a radio station that is volunteer-run and solar powered. How cool is that?!
We talked about the writing process, the new album, this blog, and songwriting in general. I had such a great time.
The interview aired last Tuesday and now the podcast is up for those of […]
My first guest post ever is up at When I Grow Up!
Please go check it out.
Starving Artist? Or Satiated Creator?
In honor of our new Poet Laureate in the United States, I wanted to post a poem by W.S. Merwin.
Merwin has lived in Hawaii since 1976, and practices Buddhism and Environmentalism with equal dedication.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone. Perhaps go out on a walk and identify some trees.
by W. S. Merwin
Neither my father nor my mother knew
the names of the trees
where I was born
what is that
Something really wonderful has been happening to me since I decided to sign up for the 21*5*800 project. Through the community and the daily practices of yoga & writing, I have been surprising myself. I’ve been writing different types of things and revisiting long lost creative pursuits. I even made a drawing, which is something I have almost never attempted.
On impulse, at the end of a long day, […]
I won’t be online today because I’m headed for a much needed day at the lake with some woman friends!
Since we’ve been talking on Twitter about retreats and peaceful, safe spaces for writing, I thought I’d combine that with my lake trip and share with you a wonderful poem by W.B. Yeats.
Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
W. B. YEATS
I will arise and go now, and go […]
Bindu’s post today had a way of cracking me open just as she describes the yoga practice has been doing for her, and it reminded me that I wanted to acknowledge a practice I have started recently which may help some of you along this journey of recovery.
(And I do think of this challenge as a call to recovery. Most of us have spent a long time not listening […]
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin
This morning I woke up with the thought, “Today is my Before…”
I was thinking of those makeover shows where they always show a before & after set of pictures of the person or room being transformed, and how it’s always a dramatic juxtaposition. There are […]
Check email. Check Twitter. Read blog post. Refresh Google Reader. Work. Check email. Look at YouTube video a friend sent. Work. Write email. Chat with a friend. Get up and get more coffee. Read Twitter feed. Click on every link in Twitter feed. Work. Repeat.
The above is an example of my typical routine on a day when I have been overtaken by Monkey Mind.
The idea of monkey mind in Buddhism […]
This is one of those times for me. When I get into a good groove, where I feel comfortable (and I am a creature who loves comfort) I tend to stop taking risks. And risk is part of what creativity is all about.
When I get to this point, I start seeking out Helpers. For me, Helpers are people who will give me a good kick in the ass. People who […]
I loved Julie’s post today over at Writing Roads about the Phases of the Writer, so please go check it out. ( I have particularly experienced 1, 3, and 5 a lot lately!) It ties in perfectly with my thoughts on cyclical creativity, and the process of writing, and with this post I wanted to write today.
Something that is hard to grasp as a writer (or any creative person) is […]