Tag Archives: creativity

A World of Contrasts

While visiting Washington last week, we took a little time out for a late-afternoon hike to Puget Sound. Cloudy skies promised an early dusk, so we didn’t dawdle. Halfway down the trail, I felt overcome by the riot of light, … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes

Last week, I told you about my journal, and promised to share some of my favorite quotes. So today I’ll open its pages and let greater minds than my own do the talking. Why didn’t I think of this long … Continue reading

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“Morning Pages”

This month I’ve started doing Morning Pages — If you’re a writer you’ve heard of this journaling/freewriting exercise that’s supposed to encourage creativity. The idea is to just write anything that comes to mind, quickly and without stopping, until you … Continue reading

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It’s My Bag (or, How Freelancing Sometimes Gives Me Unexpected Bonuses Like an Inside Track on Fashion)

Welcome! It all started last August, when I accepted an Arts feature assignment in Mansfield. I spent an hour or so with Michelyne, a talented designer and seamstress who makes original bags and other accessories. As we talked, I admired … Continue reading

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