I once loved trinkets: tiny buddhas, smooth stones, small figurines that required dusting when we were settled, and careful packaging when we were on the move. In my suitcase, I pack too many shoes. Along with three or four too-many pairs of shoes (slippers, flats, sandals, running shoes, ankle boots, casual sneakers), I fill half the luggage … Continue reading Minimizing
I know this has been said a million times before, and is cliché, and everyone is already familiar with the concept of nourishing the appropriate areas of our lives that we want to grow, but I am still astonished by it when I garden: when we take time in our lives to pay attention to … Continue reading The things we focus on are the things that will flourish
I speak at WordCamp US in Philadelphia on December 4: in 19 days. That’s not as many days from now as I thought. I have written my script. I have submitted my slides. I have practiced aloud at least a dozen times. But I’m still reading my words from a page — I do not … Continue reading Trying not to freak out
I’ve been waiting like what feels like an eternity to share this publicly, and the time has finally come. I am thrilled to announce that I will be speaking at the inaugural WordCamp US to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 4-6 this year. Look, my picture is even on the website: A WordCamp is … Continue reading It’s happening: I am speaking at WordCamp US!
When a crew member in Kauai jumped off the stern to sink an anchor, it brought back memories. I’ve been anchored on land too long. I miss being on the water, in the water, under water. I had forgotten about the ocean after been so far from it for so long. But being in Hawaii … Continue reading Anchor
There’s a Dar Williams song, “Mark Rothko Song,” that affects me. I have listened to it over and over again over the past ten years, and though I never knew who or what it was about there is something about this song that makes my heart shift every time I hear it, that makes me … Continue reading Everything I need to know about creative spaces I learned from the art on Mad Men