Tag Archives: creativity

“I’m scared,” said Goldilocks to the Three Little Bears

On Sunday I wrote about cultivating the unexpected, about Elizabeth Gilbert’s book BIG MAGIC and about courting a life that refuses to stay in ho-hum ruts. Inspiration begged me to start a daily journal recording Unexpected Happenings during each day. … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2016, Unexpected | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Unexpected inspiration

OK, dear blog readers, inspiration hath struck like lightning in the rain.  I am tingling with the sense of new possibilities, new directions, new visions. Would you like to tingle, too?  For those who haven’t already–pick up a copy of … Continue reading

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Anticipating the August Upper Peninsula Book Tour!

OK, I can almost hear you wondering. What?  She’s gone and wrote a book and didn’t tell us about it? Rest easy, dear reader.  When and if I write a book you’ll surely know six months in advance! However, I … Continue reading

Posted in July 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

This week my to-do list lassoed me around the neck

Creative Story #1.  This week my to-do list lassoed me around the neck, hog-tied me, and threw me in the closet.  The to-do list looked like a demon, you know, wearing red Christmas long underwear and sarcastically humming, “God rest … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

“And I thought you were JUST a housewife from Michigan!”

Originally posted on Lake Superior Spirit:
Me. Pregnant. Housewife. Smirking. Gosh, that hair DOES look red, doesn't it? Aww, look at little Chris… OK, OK, you gleaned the truth from that title, didn’t you? There is a tiny part of…

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The great and powerful longing

I awoke this morning thinking about–and feeling–longing. The longing, like a swirling snake of energy, which has lived with me since I was a wee putter-snapper.   Do you live with longing? Oh, she can be a challenging guest, that … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 51 Comments

A non-apologetic manifesto about being weird.

First, let’s get the definition straight.  If a person is weird, what the heck does that mean? A Google search revealed these synonyms:  strange – odd – peculiar – quaint – uncanny – bizarre. Now that we *almost* know the … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments