If you spend a significant amount of time creating–whether it’s writing stories, painting, or whipping up a unique batch of Brazilian cinnamon snickerdoodles, then you’ve probably heard this question: Where do you get your ideas? I don’t have a profound answer for that question.  If there is an idea fairy, she doesn’t come to my house.  Probably because of the way I handled those mornings when my kids noticed the tooth fairy hadn’t picked up their tooth. Well kids,… Read more »

Enthusiasm. According to Tennessee Williams it is the most important thing in life.  Yet it is vulnerable, open to being preceded by such downer verbs, like curb or lack or wane. But still, it’s there like a tiny spark ready to be fanned by a funny blog post, an inspirational quote, a military hero, the smiling face of a child, a furry kitten, Monet (or a glass of  Moet), a great book, a teacher (shout out to Kristen Lamb), or… Read more »