Tag Archives: creativity

Friday morning psalm of your grandma’s gingerbread cake and sweet Joe-Pye Weed

We’ll start this Friday morning psalm with a fleeting memory of your grandma’s gingerbread cake, or that strawberry rhubarb pie, or those sugar cookies she served you with a cold glass of milk. While you lick the crumbs of memory … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Buddha on the page, Jesus in the rafters

Dearest readers!  I had no intention of writing a post today, honest.  But just finished morning meditation and wanted to share it with you here.  Just in case any of you might feel like playing. Do you sometimes have trouble … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

How do you celebrate 1,000 blog posts?

Hip hip hooray!  This is the 1,000th blog post on Lake Superior Spirit written since January, 2010! I’ve just finished scribbling a post about what I’ve learned, how I’ve grown, blah-blah-blah.  However, the Universe tossed it into the Internet wastebasket … Continue reading

Posted in July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , | 48 Comments

Finding our true voices

The other morning Pam (Roughwighting) and I yakked on an early morning phone date.  We’ve connected with our voices on the telephone on and off for a couple of years now.  We talk about creativity, writing, mothers, dreaming, jobs, books … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

“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

Posted in Unexpected | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

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