Category Archives: Inspiration

A Liebster! What the heck is a Liebster?!?

This blogging thing is a strange world, you know. I have only been writing here for the past four months and it has been an amazing roller coaster ride of ups and downs. I will admit, prior to starting this … Continue reading

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Even Better Than Cash Prizes

I am speechless.  I am utterly speechless. For a writer that typically presents a whole host of problems, but in this case, I am humbly rendered speechless – in the best of ways. This morning, upon checking the emails and … Continue reading

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Add Some Color to Your Day

There’s no mistaking it – color and mood go hand in hand.  Colors are influential on a social, cultural, and personal level, and my recent post in Urban Times talks about the impact that the “Color Jam” exhibit in downtown … Continue reading

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The thoughts come to you slowly at first. But soon enough the ideas are bouncing around like tiny white pellets in a pinball machine. The excitement brews, bubbling with anticipation and eagerness. You stare ahead, eyes wide, transfixed by your … Continue reading

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Bibimbap Anyone?

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”  ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story One of the most … Continue reading

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We sat.  And we listened. We listened to the wind whistling through the tall grasses. We listened to the waves, softly lapping against the water’s edge. We listened to the birds singing in the distance, talking to each other in … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

When I received the photo for this week’s Photo Inspiration Challenge, I initially drew a blank.   Cultural syntax, general linguistic norms, and inspirational quotes all represent growth as a positive aspiration.  But what does it mean to grow?  And is … Continue reading

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One Splendid Hour

“But what minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day.” – Benjamin Diraeli What is it that makes up the minutes, hours, days, and weeks of our lives?  Is it the ordinary or … Continue reading

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Ferris, the Dude, and Pooh’s Honey Pot

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a fascinating blog post by Betsy at Zen Mama that highlighted some of the best Taoist quotes from The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. I had been meaning to read The Tao of … Continue reading

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Featured Post at Provoketive Magazine: The Smallest Church in the World

I am proud to have my first featured post today at Provoketive, an online magazine that strives to provide an open and engaging dialogue about life, faith, justice, and culture.  There are some truly amazing and inspiring writers associated with … Continue reading

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