writing

CAMP NANOWRIMO: One month and 50,000 words of growth

CAMP NANOWRIMO: One month and 50,000 words of growth

“Fifty thousand words. What a huge number,” was my first thought when I read about Camp NaNoWriMo, a one-month novel-writing...
June 24, 2014 × 0 comments

participatory culture

THE PARADOX OF OUR GENERATION: Barrier-breaking individuals handicapped by chronic attention deficiency

THE PARADOX OF OUR GENERATION: Barrier-breaking individuals handicapped by chronic attention deficiency

Our generation has developed a knack for taking nearly every cultural category and smudging the defining lines. Of course, I’m...
June 22, 2014 × 0 comments

fiction

ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY: Humorous fiction by Max Reif

ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY: Humorous fiction by Max Reif

“Breeeaaaaakkkkkkk-faaaaaaast!!!” Mother’s sweet voice rang throughout the house, and in a little while, Fred and...
June 21, 2014 × 0 comments

mindful living

MINDFUL UNEMPLOYMENT: Staying aware in stressful times

MINDFUL UNEMPLOYMENT: Staying aware in stressful times

Jon Kabat-Zinn says that mindfulness “means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”...
June 20, 2014 × 0 comments

visual arts

MAKING MARKS: Open your imagination’s floodgates with “stream drawing”

MAKING MARKS: Open your imagination’s floodgates with “stream drawing”

The following is an excerpt from Making Marks by Elaine Clayton. Reframing: A new way to look at drawing Drawing is a pathway to...
June 19, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

FEAR OF THE FUTURE: Understand the purpose of fear and where it stems from

FEAR OF THE FUTURE: Understand the purpose of fear and where it stems from

Adapted from Time in a Bottle: Mastering the Experience of Time by Howard Falco. Fear is one of the most debilitating, negative...
June 17, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

LADDER OF RENEWAL: A saga in paint and words

LADDER OF RENEWAL: A saga in paint and words

Part I: The Defeat These paintings were done during a time of great inner turmoil. I had longed all my life to be a permanent resident...
June 15, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

A NEW RELIGIOUS SENSIBILITY: Q&A with John Michael Greer on religion, progress and the Earth

A NEW RELIGIOUS SENSIBILITY: Q&A with John Michael Greer on religion, progress and the Earth

Nature, spirituality and the future of industrial society are interesting enough topics to ponder individually. As the author of over...
June 13, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

REDEFINE YOURSELF: Forget what others tell you about yourself—ask yourself these questions to reshape your life

REDEFINE YOURSELF: Forget what others tell you about yourself—ask yourself these questions to reshape your life

Adapted from Your Redefining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be by Dennis Merritt Jones. Copyright © 2014 by Dennis Merritt...
June 11, 2014 × 0 comments