Thoughts On Creativity and Postcard Project Update

Would you define yourself as creative? If you just answered this in your head, was it a big voice that confidently said “Yes!” or a quiet whisper? Did you hesitate before being able to come up with an answer, or did you just flat out say “No way!”? I would argue that as humans, we…

Love Language

“Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

Week 28: Leonard Cohen

  “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”– Leonard Cohen Who: Leonard Cohen What: Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist When:  Sep 21, 1934 – Nov 07, 2016 (age 82) Why:  An incredible lyrical poet, Leonard is easily one on my favorite artists and I was sadden by his passing…

Week 27: Naoki Higashida

“On our own we simply don’t know how to get things done the same way you do things.  But, like everyone else, we want to do the best we can.  When we sense you’ve given up on us, it makes us feel miserable. So please keep helping us, through to the end.” –Naoki Higashida,  The…

Eat Your Herbs!

“When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.” –Alice Waters

Week 24: Seth Godin

“…but the bravest thing to do is have the free range kids who are exploring the edges of the universe, but doing it in a way they are proud of….” –Seth Godin   Who:  Seth Godin What: American author, idea man, entrepreneur, and big thinker Where: Born in Mount Vernon, New York Why:  This guy gets me…

Hopelessly in Love with Change

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ”  –George Santayana Fall is fast approaching, and I am anticipating the changes it will bring that I love…. Cozy fires Warm mugs of tea Leaves crunching underfoot Crisp, cool autumn air Vibrant, harvest…

Week 23: Mary Oliver

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver Who:  Mary Oliver What: American poet Where: Born in a small town in Ohio, and currently Provincetown, Massachusetts, Why: I admire Mary Oliver’s enchanting way to express so much powerfully and eloquently using so few words.  Communicating clearly and effectively is something I…

Week 22: Gene Wilder

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.  Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be. ”  — Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka Who:  Gene Wilder, born Jerome Silberman (1933-2016) What: American actor, screenwriter, and author Where: Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Why:  Gene Wilder is possibly best known for his role…

Eat your zucchini!

  “When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.”  — Gwyneth Paltrow *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *  …

Week 21: Sherman Alexie

  “You know, people speak in poetry all the time. They just don’t realize it.”  –Sherman Alexie Who:  Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. What: Native American writer, poet and filmaker Where: Born and raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington and now lives in Seattle, WA. Why: Sherman is an incredible storyteller, and every time…

Eat Your Cherries!

“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.” — Pablo Neruda The quotes is indeed a bit racy, but hey…..he is one of my favorite poets and you must admit. Cherries are lusciously alluring! It is cherry season here in the Pacific Northwest, and it seems there are cherries everywhere…