Keep The Channel Open: Creative Advice From Martha Graham

It’s easy to keep yourself from creating. All you have to think is “This has been done before” or “I’m not good enough.” But in a letter to Agnes de Mille, Martha Graham wrote the following:

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5 Ways to Bird Without Leaving the House

My health has held me back lately, keeping me indoors when I’d like to be getting outside. We’ve also had some intensely windy days plus the usual bitter winter weather. I wrote about birding indoors in 2018 and decided to update my suggestion list to help myself keep birding despite these limitations.

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Prancing Pony Podcast Graphs for Season 3

I’m celebrating Tolkien’s birthday in a strange way this year: by making graphs about the The Prancing Pony Podcast. As a Tolkien fan, I have been listening with great joy. Alan Sisto and Shawn Marchese do a great job of dissecting the texts, digging into the rich historical background of Middle-earth, and also bringing in pop culture references and making me laugh.

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Making A New Year's Birding Goal

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but I do like to review my life and think about the things I want to do more often. Whether I call them goals or intentions doesn’t matter. I challenge myself in a way that will help me to do more, and this year, I want that challenge to be about birds.

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