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Everything Keeps Happening

I don’t want to miss all of life’s intricacies. I want everything.  The pain, the sorrow, the happiness, the joy.  I accept it all. But I’m continually having to slow myself down.  To notice.  Pay attention.  See.  Hear.  Hold.  Touch. Especially now.  Always now. Mary Oliver says it superbly in “Both Worlds.”  It’s my gift—or […]

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What is Your Wound?

Today, I’m sharing one of my podcasts with the same title.  Thought I’d share it with those of you who’d rather read than listen. Not too long ago, I was listening to an Accidental Creative podcast where Todd Henry was interviewing the author and speaker Peter Block, who has written myriads of books, two of […]

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Out of Your Own Heart

Patience, dahlings, patience.  I’ll tell you all about last night’s Susan Enan concert on Tuesday.  I need time to compose my happy thoughts (and pictures). In the meantime, I give you a gift.  Actually, the gift is none of my doing.  It’s one of Mary Oliver’s astute pieces.  Oh, how I love how she puts […]

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Creative Dreams

The Squam Art Workshops are retreats for the imagination, set on what looks like an idyllic location–Squam Lake, NH.  I’ve never been, but I’m hoping to attend one day.  They were started by Elizabeth MacCrellish in 2008, as “an enterprise that is dedicated to infusing art with spirit, and life with all manner of creative […]

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What 10 Books Have Influenced How You Look At the World?

We have winners for the two up-for-grab issues of Books & Culture, May/June 2010 issue! Renae and Lindsey.  Congratulations, you two!  If you’ll e-mail me at comment4elissa at gmail dot com and provide me with your addresses, I shall send them straightaway.  Happiest of reading to you. John Wilson, my editor at Books & Culture, […]

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