Reflections on creativity after an amazing weekend in my home town.
I thought about writing a poem inspired by the nightly painting in the sky over our valley, but then I realized: it's already a poem.
A story starts with an idea. An idea that usually comes in the form of a question: “What if…?” What if misfits here on Earth turned out to be beings from other planets, all trying to figure out how to fit in? What if alien CEO’s were just as incompetent as many Earth bosses? What … Continue reading A good day starts with “what if…?”
World Book Night 2013 is over, and it was sheer joy from start to finish. Here are some reflections on the day in Ellensburg, meeting people and giving away books at the senior center and food bank. Volunteers gave away something close to 200 books in our town yesterday. An old man plays "You Are … Continue reading Because of books.
"Where did you find the program?" she asks, a bit shyly. "I didn't see any." "From the table right outside the door," I answer. "Would you like to look at mine?" "Oh, thank you!" Her eyes light up with her smile. I discover she and her husband, the gentleman next to her, just moved to … Continue reading An Irish beauty
A poem written while sitting outside under the blue moon, watching a free concert by the Dusty 45's put on as part of the Kittitas County Fair celebration. The Dusty 45's were incredible, and the crowd was friendly. It's this week's Project Create. All’s Fair There’s the tiniest cowgirl in pink pajamas Sparkly shoes and … Continue reading All’s Fair
A little baseball meditation, and this week's Project Create. (Nearly halfway through the year already - it's going by as fast as a fly ball tailing to right in the Ellensburg wind.) It's the first Saturday in June, and it's Babe Ruth baseball. Blue sky. Green grass. Brown dirt. Wind, because it's Ellensburg, carrying the … Continue reading Just Like Life
This little ode to my new town was composed in response to a prompt at my wonderful writing group last week - it was so good to spend time writing with (and listening to) Treg, Heidi, and Nancy again. And it's this week's Project Create. Ode to Ellensburg Leaves wave in the breeze. We … Continue reading Ode to Ellensburg
Taken with the funky camera in my phone. Seems to speak for itself, as to why it's this week's Project Create.
Update: If you were lucky enough to be at the Avolition show on the last Friday night of 2011, you already know. Mike H., Mike N., Andy, Dan, and Rob did themselves, the Demolition 2011 project, and those of us in the audience proud. They played the way we expected them to, with joy and … Continue reading Endurance v. Art: And the winner is…