This weekend I heard a middle school choral director speak about supporting kids’ creative passions.     He said, kids often don’t continue with music (or art, photography, writing, etc) because somewhere along the way they are told it’s not sensible, that it’s not a “clear and trusted” practical career path.    But, he asked, what if a career in the arts is your bliss? Photo credit: Mallari Sizemore    Dreams are important. When I was a teenager, I concocted big… Read more »

I like looking at travel/food blog posts.  I get a little boost, a little vicarious relaxation. Maybe it’s the cold, rainy, icy weather we’ve been having lately, but I’ve been craving some go time, the kind of meandering that starts with a leisurely cup of (fancy) coffee and goes . . . wherever. Fancy coffee always makes me feel like I’m on vacation. Add in a great view and I’m set         Do you have any plans… Read more »

  For the most part, I am a feet-on-the-ground and Thanksgiving-at-home kind of girl, but I have to admit that opportunities can arise that call for some “jumping at the sun” time.  This is a little too close to the sun if you ask me. That’s some of my family at the Grand Canyon.  We broke from our routines and typical Thanksgiving traditions and flew with my husband’s family to Las Vegas. From there we took a day trip to… Read more »