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sarah-cotchaleovitch's picture
Mar.14.2014
Piles of Work (Photo credit: Laura Whitehead) After substituting in kindergarten for the third time this week, I drove home with that relieved, TGIF feeling. I love teaching, especially the freedom of being a substitute, but it makes for a busy day, often with no breaks or time to think. But the...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.02.2013
Priorities are what matters to us.  Differences in priorities disrupt relationships, plans and organizations. Writers know all about this.  If you want to write, write. Make it a priority. Finite resources complicate the situation.  Often, to give writing a priority, other ‘things’...
rina-macasaet's picture
Jan.11.2013
M1 had been under a bit of stress lately with college life.  I can tell.  She sighs a lot and sends out small hints with comments she makes.  I’ve been keeping a close watch on her suggesting that she consider taking yoga.  She opted to go for a run one afternoon to release her...
gary-tribble's picture
Oct.07.2012
There is never enough time -- even in retirement.  One measure of that is the length of time since my last blog posts, which were supposed to be for my mental health and yet have been allowed to lapse in the mad rush of juggling innumerable other activities -- effectively valued as higher...
dolores-cullen's picture
Jul.14.2012
[The mystery of the disappearing photograph has not been sovled, but I want you to see Rachel's fine illstration for this entry. She also took a picture of the Pfaff which I promised to tell you about in the next blog entry. Just can't do that until you see the quilts it helped make. So here is...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.11.2012
You make choices every day. You think, this is who I am, this is who I was, and this is who I want to be. Sometimes, y0u deliberately think this in a conscious way. Other times the thoughts and actions are forced through the process without conscous touching. This is who I am. You look into the...
rina-macasaet's picture
Aug.13.2011
If this is what it takes for you to stumble and get right back on your feet. You have my permission to be angry with me.   I give you room to grow. A little scolding was necessary to remind you of your core values and priorities.   I will allow for time to pass in silence. The process to...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jun.12.2011
Welcome to June 2011's "Creative self-enterprise" issue. +++++EDITOR'S NOTE There goes half the year. Time for a holiday, whether you got your stuff done or not. Apparently, this is your brain, on vacation: a fun break from routine is not a luxury -- it's a requirement in stress relief....
jennifer-lyn-king's picture
May.04.2011
“Serious writers write, inspired or not. Over time they discover that routine is a better friend to them than inspiration.” -Ralph Keyes “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” — Stephen King , On Writing About seven years ago, I attended my first big writers...
helen-oyeyemi's picture
Jul.25.2010
hmmm.  am moving to prague week after next.  am at that stage in my packing where anything i can't get into my suitcases (three huge ones!) goes in the bin. well, there's an exception - i've found a decent foster home for my yellow hula hoop.  reading up on czech history. in awe of the velvet...