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Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle I found so much insight and joy last week from your comments about story. You captured the galvanizing impact that story has had on people for thousands of … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Mask Edition

A person is least of all himself when he talks as himself. Give him a mask and he will tell the truth. -Oscar Wilde I stumbled upon mask making quite by accident. Early in my career, I was fascinated by the intersection of creativity and personal growth. (Still am, actually.) And since I had a … Continue reading

A Cat’s Wisdom

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” -Leonardo DaVinci This is Kung Pao. And no, I didn’t give him that name. In fact, I have a habit of naming cats after characters from old movies. So knowing what I do about him now, I’d probably call him Sheridan Whiteside. From The Man Who Came to Dinner. … Continue reading

Dancing Around the Living Room

Today finds me dancing around the living room. Just a little. A few twirls. A slide across the floor. A kick here and there. And it’s all because of the frisky little orange button you see to your right. You know, the one that says, “Subscribe in a reader.” Yes. I finally got my RSS … Continue reading

Imagination Quiz

Come with me, take my hand, to a world of pure imagination… -Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley I adore every aspect of imagination. In fact, if there was such a thing as an imagination groupie, I’d be one. Like Willy Wonka says, I’d spend my days in a world of Pure Imagination. That world, that … Continue reading

Creative Inspiration From Stephen Sondheim

In the past I’ve written about my love of shows like Man of La Mancha and Les Miserables. Actually, I’m a fan of ALL types of theatre, but one man consistently rises to the top for me in the musical theatre genre: composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. For years he’s been on the cutting edge. … Continue reading

Your Inner Magician and the Power of Naming

WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THESE WORDS? Abracadabra! Click your heels three times! Open sesame! Expelliarmus! Double double toil and trouble! I’m betting that you recognize we’re in the realm of sorcery. And you immediately know we’re talking about someone with supernatural powers. Because whether it’s a witch or wizard, an illusionist or … Continue reading

Seven Ways to Bring On the Epiphanies

e⋅piph⋅a⋅ny: [i-pif-uh-nee] a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. I love epiphanies. Or revelations. Aha moments. Whatever you want to call them. For those of us who prize meaning making, personal growth, self discovery, and transformation, … Continue reading

Dream the Impossible Dream

I am I Don Quixote…The Lord of La Mancha…My Destiny Calls and I Go! When I hear this refrain, I get all excited-tingly inside. And I’m not alone, apparently. Last Saturday night I sat in a packed theatre with a bunch of other people, all of us watching Don Quixote’s magical quest unfold and letting … Continue reading