Done With Lesser Things?

Aren’t you done with triviality by now? There’s little time to waste on cute memes with shallow phrases. The business we are in is not to be dominated by busy-ness or busybodies. We have opportunities in abundance to do more than turn a profit. We can set the fulcrum where it needs to be, and […]

On Writing Simply

I’m grateful for a comment shared by a connection on LinkedIn last year. She expressed appreciation for writing that was “simple, gracious, and thought-provoking.” By *simple*, I think she may have meant straight-forward without any grandiose pomposity. (I had to google the meaning of pomposity to make sure it meant what I was thinking.) I […]

On The Brink Of A New Year

All I know to say is that I’m excited about this year’s prospects. More than I have been for quite sometime. Of course there is plenty for me to worry about, if I choose to. But I don’t choose to. Why? For thousands of reasons I don’t need to list for the true optimists out […]

A Writer’s Mindset

1. Let curiosity lead you. 2. Give words room to play. 3. Spill lots of ink. 4. Don’t fret the messes. 5. Whistle while you work.

Dragging The Best Forward

2022 is a wrap. What are your learning goals for 2023? Mine are characteristically too many, so I’m trimming them down to those I can commit to with genuine intent. I use questions like these to guide me. – What deep learning did I gain this year that I can drag into the new year […]

Great Means Small?

Yesterday I read an insightful and important quote from C. S. Lewis in an essay he wrote reviewing The Hobbit. (On Stories, C.S. Lewis, p.135) “And all the time we know the fate of the world depends far more on the small movement than on the great.” This is not the first time this year […]

The Future We Desire

Reading a book is an investment of our time immersed in someone else’s creative experience. Writing a book is an investment of our time immersed in our own creative experience. Reading can feed our desire to create. Writing itself is a creative activity. When we couple our reading with active writing, we create. When we […]

There Is Always Something Good To Do

Let’s Get Creative in 2021 This is arguably the most recognizable building in our community. The Fox Theater. It was built in 1939 as a movie theater in the center of our downtown on Main Street. It is an architectural one-of-a-kind, and the interior is fabulous. It lost its splendor in the late 1990’s, and […]

Every act leads to enormous change.