Quote for Today: Nancy Mairs

Out of the new arrivals in our lives--the odd word stumbled upon in a difficult text, the handsome black stranger who bursts in one night through the cat door, the telephone call out of a friend's silence of years, the sudden greeting from the girl-child---we constantly make of ourselves our selves. --Nancy Mairs, Plaintext

Quote for Today: John Updike

A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have been painted; while within the narrative, we have many apparent choices of exit, but when the author leads us to one particular door, we know it is the right one because it opens. --John Updike

To Listen or Not to Listen: Creativity and the Voices in Your Head

Being creative requires listening to our thoughts. How do we find our own voice amongst voices¬†internalized from our surroundings? Interest in yoga and meditation techniques seems to be increasing day by day. In a world connected by social media and sped up by machines that work and play for us, it can be difficult to … Continue reading To Listen or Not to Listen: Creativity and the Voices in Your Head