Dragonfly Days

One of my great joys in summer: hanging clothes on the line. It reminds me of childhood and playing in the back yard on a perfect summer morning while my mother picked each shirt or towel or pillowcase out of the wicker basket and hung them one by one on the line. This was way … Continue reading Dragonfly Days

How could I forget?

Monday, August 3, 2015 I just learned from an old classmate that my high school English teacher dubbed me Mona Lisa. I have absolutely no memory of this - although I do remember that she dubbed this same classmate the milkmaid! (not to blow your cover here, classmate.) Miss Hickman was tall, skinny and stooped, she had leathery … Continue reading How could I forget?

Creativity is the Vocation of Human Beings

Monday, July 27, 2015 Last night we watched Words and Pictures, a magnificent movie, and it posed the question, Which is more powerful? Words or pictures? Words, as embodied in the English teacher, or pictures, represented by the art teacher? Of course, the answer is that they are both powerful, and that art, whether written … Continue reading Creativity is the Vocation of Human Beings

The Creative Spirit

Monday, July 20, 2015 Welcome to my new blog. I was going to name the whole blog Creative Spirit until I realized how many sites, books, programs, etc. there are with that name. I guess I’m not the only one who thought of that phrase! But of course, the creative spirit is something universal, something … Continue reading The Creative Spirit