Quote for Today: Roger Rosenblatt

  Why, for example, do the great writers use anticipation instead of surprise? Because surprise is merely an instrument of the unusual, whereas anticipation of a consequence enlarges our understanding of what is happening. --Roger Rosenblatt, "How to Write Great", New York Times, July 29, 2012 Image: Around the corner © Bruce Krasting with CCLicense

Quote for Today: Twyla Tharp

You don’t get lucky without preparation, and there’s no sense in being prepared if you’re not open to the possibility of a glorious accident. ―Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life Image: Practice © Nathan Siemers with CCLicense

This is Kansas? Thoughts on a Sunrise over Lake Scott

We classify everything by our own experience. How do we keep this natural self-centeredness from blinding us to new things? This summer my husband and I took our small RV camper, aka The Dragon, on a journey through state and national parks, spending a month traveling from Texas through Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, … Continue reading This is Kansas? Thoughts on a Sunrise over Lake Scott