All Creativity is Magic

“To me, all creativity is magic. Ideas start out in the empty void of your head – and they end up as a material thing, like a book you can hold in your hand. That is the magical process. It’s an alchemical thing. Yes, we do get the gold out of it but that’s notContinue reading “All Creativity is Magic”

Love your Enemies

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, theyContinue reading “Love your Enemies”

Beginning a New Year

I do not make New Year’s resolutions, because they don’t work for me. Neither has setting an intention with a word for the year. This year however I have been looking at what has and hasn’t been working for me. Instead of making a goal or resolution to lose weight I am looking at whereContinue reading “Beginning a New Year”

What are we Waiting For?

Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent. I did not grow up in a tradition that observed advent, but I did later attend churches that did. Advent is a time of expectant waiting for the birth of Jesus. It may be seen as a time of preparation, repentance and fasting. Candles are lit each weekContinue reading “What are we Waiting For?”

Gifts from the Universe

This is American Thanksgiving day. It is a day when many feel anything but thankful. The pressures of the uncoming holiday season can start to set in. Sometimes family gatherings are not pleasant. We can begin to descend into a season of holiday doom and gloom. But recently a lesson came to me. There isContinue reading “Gifts from the Universe”

The Annual Thanksgiving Flash Mob

It has been tradition for me to post a video (usually a flash mob) on the Wednesday before American Thanksgiving. Over the years these have usually been light and entertaining to give people a break from holiday preparations. This year I have chosen a flash mob performing a song that has become an anthem ofContinue reading “The Annual Thanksgiving Flash Mob”