Memory and Writing

I love writing about moments that intersect with multiple events. Right now I'm working on an article about my experiences in 1992, when I played violin in the Bombay Chamber…

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Slaying Monsters

The website didn’t do what was expected of it the other day. It skipped over a couple of steps. Failed, and then started working again. Even though the entire event…

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Commitment and Improv

In improv, where there's no script or stage direction to lean on, commitment to who I am and who is with me on stage is far more important than what…

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Talent vs Skill

Steve Martin is known to have said, “I have no talent. None”. That is good news for me because I am not particularly talented and don’t have much of an…

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Distracted

I’ve had an unfocused and distracted day bouncing from one thing to the other, attempting to grasp a task by the tail and see it to it’s creative completion. Had…

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Pleasing Planar Symmetry

As a photographer, we learn right away that repeating patterns make for interesting images. Every workshop has you looking for and making photos where the pattern repeats. We love seeing…

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Finding Your Voice

Finding one's voice is something we hear writers talk about a lot. It can be very easy for some and is a longer process for others. I started writing stories…

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Growth and Change
Leaves changing colours in Toronto.

Growth and Change

Part of the beauty of playing with creativity is continually being open to newness, change, and growth. But part of  growth also means I may not be the same today…

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Ambiguously Intriguing

An artist is always wondering how to push the envelope and create something that engages the audience. While there are many ways of making captivating images, there is one in…

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Mindfulness Reminders
The Niagara River.

Mindfulness Reminders

I had a client who found the concept of mindfulness to be stressful. He felt that he not only had to handle the fast-paced, ever-changing, and increasingly-demanding life he already…

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Attention

The world around us is loud. When I sit at my computer to work, there are dozens of things that pull me away and send me down rabbit holes. It…

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Oneness and Actions

I stumbled upon new (to me) evidence that we really are all ONE, and that the only thing that separates us from each other is our skin.Have you noticed that…

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Introduction

Greetings, Friends! I'm grateful to Jamuna for giving me the opportunity to write on her site. When she offered the idea it immediately resonated with me, but it also frightened me…

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Art and the Artist

Con Christeson talks about 'Art' and the verb To Be. She says in many tribal cultures, there is no word for ART. Art is simply the way someone is. It…

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What is Your Problem?

Creativity is the solution to a problem. Maybe it is boredom or loneliness,or a way to communicate an idea,or to validate yourself.To teach something, to learn something.Maybe it is a…

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Don’t Be Excellent

How often have you been derailed because you failed to meet an expectation? An exercise routine, a new diet, 365 days of blogging with an image?Striving for excellence is a…

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Gone To The Show

Snubsta took the day to drink mint tea with ginger biscuits. I did close to the same. But instead of chickadees, squirrels, and sunflowers, I watched ‘Rookie Historian Goo Have…

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Becoming Masterful

Susan M. Weinschenk, Ph.D., says, "Mastery is a powerful motivator." The smallest signs of progress can motivate people to move forward. This is the reason social sites display the percentage…

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The Struggle With Habits

I have been trying to establish healthy habits for what seems like a million years. In September, I began a practice of keeping a habit tracker. I gave it a…

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