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Rachel Maddow said this so well, and so fully, I had to post it here. “Sometimes we choose to serve our country in uniform, in war. Sometimes in elected office. And those are the ways of serving our country that I think we are trained to easily call heroic. It’s also a service to your […]
Spring in Oregon brings many gorgeous shades of green, and I may have seen them all this morning on my winding drive down Highway 38, which follows the mighty Umpqua River to the ocean. I was invited to Reedsport to give an Art-Write workshop. I’d never traveled this highway before, and just when I […]
You may have heard about the STEM program in public schools. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math – the subjects highlighted in our country’s effort to revamp our education system. The STEAM movement thinks the designers of STEM have overlooked something, ah… kind of important. Art. STEM + Art = STEAM The STEM to […]
No one likes to be wrong. Yet one of the things that makes us better thinkers, better writers, and better artists is to accept our own wrong thinking and change course. In Philippa Perry’s book, How to Stay Sane, she cautions us about our chronic aversion to being wrong : “We all like to think we keep […]