What do you see when you look at this picture—a vase or two faces? Psychologists say that the way we process optical illusions gives a clue to our creativity and intelligence. I just know that every time I blink, the picture changes. What we see in the picture depends on which part we are seeing—… Continue reading Grateful for What is There
I love the modern invention of keyless entry on my little red Prius. Some of us are old enough to remember a time when you had to actually put a key in your hand, stick it into the lock on your car door, turn it to unlock the door, push another button to let in… Continue reading Unobtrusive Power
We put up the decorations on the outside, we snap a picture for Facebook or Instagram, we dry our tears and ‘make-up’ our faces, while too often hiding pain and turmoil that we have no clue how to deal with.
I stepped out of my comfort zone this month to lead a class at our local arts center on Building Your Creative Writing Muscle. I compared writing to training for a marathon — both require putting in miles, changing our lifestyles, having a plan, and celebrating our successes. The class has been fun, with a… Continue reading The amplified life
I have returned from my adventure with Justice & Mercy International into the Amazon Jungle! I did not lose a finger to a piranha, and I survived sleeping in a hammock on the deck of a boat for five nights. I got to swim with a pink dolphin, feed a wild monkey, explore the jungle,… Continue reading What I needed in the Amazon
A few weeks ago I enjoyed an end of summer trip driving through North Carolina from the mountains to the coast, visiting family and attending the wedding of the daughter of special friends I have had since high school days. My little red Prius and I covered over a thousand miles! I finished out the… Continue reading Riding the Waves