Sometimes a book inspires me to action Wisdom as prompted by Illustration Friday‘s weekly art challenge. This challenge got me thinking about those books that I read that inspired me to fill my fridge with enough produce to make a five-pound bowl of parsley salad. Or buy running shoes. Or a tent. Or art supplies. Or the sequel to the book. Or follow the author or illustrator on every social media platform (it’s not stalking if they put the icons… Read more »

  Sometimes I’m a chicken. In college, I actually narrowed down my choice of majors to those that didn’t require public speaking 101. Bawk.       That chicken with the big grin is my 14 year old nephew. In public, he’s mostly a quiet kid. But it’s interesting what happens when you put a quiet kid in a chicken suit.     Braver than he thinks? Maybe. I could’ve used a chicken suit a couple of weeks ago when… Read more »

Today’s topic: Reading. Mission: Find a quote that highlights the awesomeness of bookish pursuits. Conflict: “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” ~Albert Einstein  VS. “Books are a uniquely portable magic . . . If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”… Read more »