After a recent string of stressful situations, I’ve found my creative work shifting. There are lots of reasons for this – supply chain issues, markets that have collapsed and aren’t fully rebounding, and recent health challenges, to name a few. I can’t change the larger forces, but I can – and need – to shift how and where I spend my time and earn my living.[Read more…] about Write Yourself A Resignation Letter
I was recently talking with someone pondering a life transition. I’m thinking of starting a business, she mused. I hear you need to have four income streams to really make it work… She furrowed her brow and looked at me for validation.
No, I told her. You need to dream.[Read more…] about Order of Operations
I’ve written about phenology before; today I want to talk about the seasons of creativity. It’s a New Year’s tradition of mine to take a bit of January to do some planning and goal setting. Some years it happens right at the turn of the calendar; other years it takes me a week or three to find the time.[Read more…] about Season to Dream
The year has burst from the gate like a race horse. I’m not sure why, but this go ’round seems particularly character-building. I suppose you can’t judge a book by its cover, and perhaps you can’t judge a year by the first few days either.
But if you could…[Read more…] about The View
Hello all and happy New Year!
We are in the midst of an unseasonably warm spell followed closely on the heels of an unseasonably cold spell. Our lone duck, the sole survivor of a flock once 29 strong, has been sleeping on the pond – a choice we’ve questioned at various points over the past few weeks. A duck on an open pond is safe from predators. A duck frozen into a pond is dinner.[Read more…] about Duck Tracks (Happy New Year!)
It’s winter here. The full-on kind. We’re in our second blizzard, after having barely unburied ourselves from the first. It’s a quiet November Sunday, perfect for taking a nap – and then another.[Read more…] about Snow Day