Normal is constantly becoming the new normal thanks to constant change. Best to accept it.
One of the reasons why Shakespeare's plays are still with us and still relevant is because even the simplest lines relate to common human experiences. Take for example, something Hamlet says to his friend Horatio, who gapes in wonder at the ghost of Hamlet's father. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than... Continue Reading →
It's the first day of November, and along with nearly half a million other crazy people, I will be writing a 50,000-word novel in the next thirty days. Welcome to NaNoWriMo. This month, I'll be sharing quotes to cheer on my colleagues (and myself!) as we fly and slog our way through this creative marathon.... Continue Reading →
I'm on a "baby-step" kick right now, trying to be patient with processes that are huge, complicated, and slow. The last two weeks have been full of days that did not go as planned, to such a degree that it's easy to look back over my day and beat myself up for not having accomplished... Continue Reading →
There are two kinds of change: the change we resist, and the change we long for. When it comes to the changes I am eager for (losing weight, finishing a quilt that's taken me months of work, re-organizing my studio), I want instant results. I want to be done yesterday. Instant changes are rare. Even... Continue Reading →