#6 – You Are Creative

This is #6 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” “There is no such thing as creative and non-creative people, only people who use their creativity and people who don’t.” — Brené Brown Say to a room full of 1st graders, “Raise your hand if you are creative” and every hand goes up. SayContinue reading “#6 – You Are Creative”

Poem for a Sunday Morning

THE FOURTH SIGN OF THE ZODIAC (PART 3) I know, you never intended to be in this world. But you’re in it all the same. So why not get started immediately. I mean, belonging to it. There is so much to admire, to weep over. And to write music or poems about. Bless the feetContinue reading “Poem for a Sunday Morning”

The curious music that I hear

For Christmas, my daughter gave me a collection of transcribed poems – some of her favorites, some of mine – and painted a small watercolor to accompany each one. I opened the cover and immediately began to cry. How could I not? I had received two of the most precious gifts any of us canContinue reading “The curious music that I hear”

Which 15%?

I recently shared an idea with a group of 20 people. Three of those people affirmed and encouraged it. That’s 15%. Three of those people rejected it. That’s another 15%. I did not receive a response from the other 13 people, the remaining 70%. Now, the decision is mine: do I fixate on the 15%Continue reading “Which 15%?”

Labor Day

“Work isn’t to make money. You work to justify life” ~ Marc Chagall ~ When I was 17 years old I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I just didn’t know that it was possible to apply what came naturally to me to a formal educational and professional pursuit. AndContinue reading “Labor Day”

From Theory to Practice

Oh, what I would give to have my ideas show up on the page, in the speech, in the classroom, in the coaching session as beautifully formed as when they first took flight in my imagination. Alas, it never happens that way. Not once, not ever. So I persist, as you do, in taking theContinue reading “From Theory to Practice”