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The Why of What You Do

Turns out, lots of businesses can tell you what they’re selling and how their product works, but that alone doesn’t make you want to buy.  If they can somehow explain the why to you, they might be successful. This talk by Simon Sinek is about the golden circle–thinking from the inside out.  [You start with […]

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Creative Capital Artist Development Project

As promised.  Scoot closer.  I’m going to tell you all about the workshop I attended this past weekend.  Ready?  Do you have your cup of joe in hand? First, I must tell you about the people who presented this great wealth of information to us.  Creative Capital is “a national grant-making not-for-profit organization that gives […]

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Modern Art for Kids

There’s something about design and art and creativity and beauty that makes my heart and mind race a tad faster.  I’m happiest when I’m surrounded by new ideas.  [That’s been my experience with children, too.] So, when I find hip, funky projects that are feasible to do with little ones (or with anyone), I corral […]

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Spilling Open

Wow.  I just finished the most amazing book.  I’m eager to share it with Liliana when she’s old enough.  I think this would become one of those books that acts as Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret did for teenaged girls way back when.  What a relief, what a revelation–when you realize that someone […]

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Playhouse & If You Lived Here

This morning, we have three book winners (for Kristin van Ogtrop’s Just Let Me Lie Down).  Well, actually, four, since I’ve decided to add one. Congrats to Megan, Angela Taylor Bisek, Ashley, and Kristi B.  Some of you commented over on my Facebook thread, so if you don’t see a name below, that’s why.  Will […]

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