open invitation no. 76: the kind of writer who…

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. [Helen Keller] Recently I recorded a delightful podcast conversation about running and teaching and writing. One of the magical threads of the conversation was the kind of person who… WeContinue reading “open invitation no. 76: the kind of writer who…”

open invitation no. 74: snow

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. [attributed to John Boswell] You are invited to linger in your winter memories, reach deep and pick a golden moment to share. Embark on a sentimental journey, and most importantly—enjoy the time while youContinue reading “open invitation no. 74: snow”

open invitation no. 73: discover whimsy

Whimsy doesn’t care if you are the driver or the passenger; all that matters is that you are on your way. [Bob Goff] Look around your corner of the world and find something whimsical. Take a picture. Write about it. (Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be.) *Remember, you don’t have toContinue reading “open invitation no. 73: discover whimsy”

open invitation no. 72: story collectors need each other

The most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. [Kurt Vonnegut] I used to think having written was the magical part of blogging. Now I know the magic happens when we share our stories and know the way it impacts another human. Maybe you don’tContinue reading “open invitation no. 72: story collectors need each other”

open comments for invitation no. 70: arise

Over and over, we begin again. [Banana Yoshimoto] Happy New Year, Story Collectors! It is good to share our stories. If you’re looking for inspiration, share about beginning. It can be your intentions for 2022, your One Little Word (OLW), something new, or something you are trying again. *Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…butContinue reading “open comments for invitation no. 70: arise”