One of my favorite things to do is lie on my back and look up at the trees. Sometimes I go a long time without doing it. Sometimes years. Yesterday I took the morning off with my kids and a dear friend and we went to the Smith and Bybee Wetlands, a 2,000 acre protected [...]

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Today I started with this invocation. O Divine Poesy Goddess-daughter of Zeus, Sustain for me
This song of the various-minded man, Who after he had plundered The innermost citadel of hallowed Troy Was made to stray grievously
About the coasts of men, The sport of their customs good or bad, While his heart Through all the seafaring [...]

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A professional does not take success or failure personally. ~ Steven Pressfield The story of Van Gogh: “In his zeal he gave away his own worldly goods to the poor. He remained in… suffering acute poverty and a spiritual crisis, until 1880, when he found that art was his vocation and the means by which [...]

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Yesterday I started listening to Steven Pressfield’s The War or Art and something clicked. I have made a vow to immediately step into a daily writing practice and am documenting my process here – just to keep myself accountable. A few guiding principles from the book: The muse (aka Soft Animal) will show up if [...]

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