Photo Challenge

Part of the reality of The Life Creative is that the other parts of our lives get in the way. I'll talk some more about that in the future. In the meantime, I took advantage of a day off and set out with my camera. I don't get as many photo days as I'd like,... Continue Reading →

Releasing My Father

(I believe creativity is a journey of self-discovery. Some discoveries are wonderful, some are painful. This is part of my personal journey.) This is the hardest piece I’ve ever tried to write. It’s personal, it’s painful, and a little embarrassing. But I believe that I need to do it. A little background first. A couple... Continue Reading →

Living Through It

What I Did On My Global Pandemic, Part 3 We are in the two month range now of near lock-down conditions for me. Had my first full-on bout of “quarantine brain” last week. I was positive that it was Tuesday.  Clearly. Tuesday. No doubt in my mind. Until my wife gave me that “What planet are... Continue Reading →

Cooking My Way Out

Quarantine Survival Post #1 I have been going back and forth on whether the world needs another post on “What I Did On My Worldwide Pandemic”. As you can tell from the fact that you’re reading this, I decided “Why the heck not?” Maybe some small part of my journey will help someone with theirs.... Continue Reading →

Resolved, for 2020…

My history with “New Year’s Resolutions” is spotty, at best. I know I’m not alone in that. Libraries could be filled with stories of resolutions made that fade away, or worse, crash in tears and ruin. Three years ago, I made a list of resolutions. It was an awesome challenge, eight or nine objectives for... Continue Reading →

On Writing – The Origin of Ideas

There are questions that appear and re-appear in a cycle that seems endless.  This is the one that puzzles and annoys me the most. Where do you get your ideas? Good God, where DON'T I get them?  Ideas for stories are everywhere.  They litter the streets and halls of everyone's life.  Like leaves in the... Continue Reading →

And We’re Back…

Here's what's new moving forward The first thing you notice is that I've redone the look (again).  I think this is either the third or fourth re-make.  I've never been happy with any of the previous versions.  This is the closest to what I have envisioned for this blog.  I want you to be able... Continue Reading →

On Writing – Fear and Frustration

The topic for the day is the two things that get in the way of my creativity most often. Doesn't matter if we are talking about writing or photography or cooking or music. There are two culprits always lurking in the shadows. Fear and frustration. Some people may wonder about the question of time. My... Continue Reading →

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