A Refreshing Thought: No One Knows

We spoke with designers who tweet every five minutes, and designers who work in the shadows until they have something to share. We heard from designers who made us laugh, and designers who made us think deeply. Many had shared goals, but none pursued those goals in the same way. They are all just people….

Seven Traits of Great Innovators

99U describes seven traits of great innovators.  Polaroid co-founder Edwin Land said, “The test of an invention is the power of [the] inventor to push it through in the face of staunch – not opposition, but indifference – in society.” Great ideas and inventions are often shunned or ignored before they are accepted. It makes…

It’s OK to Fail; In Fact, It’s a Good Thing

It’s OK to Fail; In Fact, It’s a Good Thing. When I was a kid, I played the violin. I can’t say how good I was, but I always compared my playing to my teachers’ playing and to that of professionals like Itzhak Perlman and Isaac Stern. They made it look so effortless, and I…

Eight Books Worth Reading

Eight Books Worth Reading. Check out this article on Eight books that everyone should read. How many have you read? What books would you add to this list?

You Should Be Writing

In November, I challenged myself to do the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) task of writing a novel in one month. I have tried this before and failed miserably. This time, I am happy to say, I failed MUCH better! I didn’t write 50K words as the site suggests, but I did manage to write…

How To? You’re Doing It Wrong

Any time I have read a “How To” article, I have not sought it out with a sense of confidence in my ability. I have searched for help because I felt lost, ignorant or incapable in some way. When it comes to “How To” articles about writing, this is particularly scary. Bonnie Grove at NovelMatters…

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We think of our mind and body as separate entities that are often at war with each other. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that the body is a treasure. This audio clip is an excerpt from a talk that he gave on January 1, 2013 at Plum Village. From the posting:…

Faith and Family: A Kwanzaa Story

The seven-day celebration of Kwanzaa takes place between Christmas and New Year’s Day. A friend of mine, James, throws a big party on one of the days inviting family and friends to learn about the holiday and to share stories and ideas about the principle for that day. For the uninitiated, each day of Kwanzaa…

Ask A Silly Question…

Ask A Silly Question…. Why are silly questions important? This article gives new insight!