conscious creativity

essays

AUTOPHONY: The sound of living inside a mother’s dementia

AUTOPHONY: The sound of living inside a mother’s dementia

Tripping on sounds, I hear birds outside my window, muffled, over the swish-throb of a heartbeat in my ears, a pulsing slightly...
September 1, 2015 × 1 comment

writing

PRATYAHARA AND PENCILS: Teaching writing is about seeding awareness in students

PRATYAHARA AND PENCILS: Teaching writing is about seeding awareness in students

Pratyahara and pencils populate my thoughts today. Back to school, I can smell the freshly sharpened pencils—not that anyone...
August 29, 2015 × 1 comment

essays

THEIR OWN PATH: Why you should support your child’s dreams

THEIR OWN PATH: Why you should support your child’s dreams

How many parents want their children to be doctors, or lawyers, or world-renowned scientists? Probably every parent. They want...
August 15, 2015 × 0 comments

fiction

GROWING HOPE: A tale of hope during the Great Depression

GROWING HOPE: A tale of hope during the Great Depression

“Brigid, sweet, let’s go,” my mother yelled from the front room. “It’s time to visit your maimeó!” “No, Mamaí,”...
August 14, 2015 × 0 comments

fiction

DREAMING IN THE OAK TREE: A  story about appreciating the little things in life

DREAMING IN THE OAK TREE: A story about appreciating the little things in life

In his mind, Brian O’Shea was not a farmer’s son. In his mind, he didn’t live on the prairie with his three raggedy siblings,...
August 9, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY Tihana Skoric: Underwater, Good Morrow

POEMS BY Tihana Skoric: Underwater, Good Morrow

Underwater As dangerous skies turn from grey to black, I see the seas burgeoning ahead. I built my castle walls on shallow graves And...
August 8, 2015 × 0 comments

visual arts

SALVADOR DALÍ: The crazy, the fantastic, the brilliant

SALVADOR DALÍ: The crazy, the fantastic, the brilliant

“Each morning when I awake, I experience a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dalí.” Salvador Dalí, born as...
August 4, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

THE GIFT OF WRITING: To be a good writer, you have to be giving

THE GIFT OF WRITING: To be a good writer, you have to be giving

“Compassion is a verb.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I teach writing. My community college students cannot escape my class—or...
July 31, 2015 × 4 comments

fiction

A WARNING: Story by Tihana Skoric

A WARNING: Story by Tihana Skoric

The last stubborn layers of snow melted away from the warm spring sun and carried away the black ash that had frozen on the river...
July 21, 2015 × 0 comments