I am the queen of NOT having rituals that help me get into a creative mindset. In the mornings I wake up early or late. I exercise or not. I eat first or I shower first. I have few if any steady rituals for life, much less for creative time and space. I’ve been trying… Read more Creative Ritual
You know when time flies and you don’t know where it went? You want to stop it, but, of course, you can’t? I experienced that this evening in a workshop. I am part of a leadership team doing a storytelling training on Zoom. (Yikes!) The leaders were given 90 minutes to help our small group… Read more Time is a Great Teacher, But it’s Killing Me!
Today is Wednesday already here in Bahrain. I’m up and ready for the first of my Zoom classes, which are gradually becoming someone else’s Zoom classes. I’m in a very slow process of saying goodbye to my school. In February it started. I decided not to return because I could only commit for half a… Read more Slice of Life the Day After
This evening my husband and I took a walk around the block. We had some tiny errands so we headed out with four full bags–two were just trash that needed to be dumped in the bin down the street. Two were full of second-hand clothes to be donated in a donation bin on the corner.… Read more A Walk in the Neighborhood
I always look so forward to the Open Write on Ethical ELA. It’s a five-day poetry-writing extravaganza each month. In September, Barb Edler gave us the writing challenges last Saturday and Sunday. For Monday and Tuesday, I was happy to get to be the host. Yesterday, my prompt was to write a poem based on… Read more Open Write for September 2020