open invitation no. 90: radiance

Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen—that stillness becomes a radiance. [Morgan Freeman] Sometimes I wonder if life is one big quest for learning to be still. Busy bombards us, no matter our age or location, we are busy. It’s a battle (at least for me) to choose toContinue reading “open invitation no. 90: radiance”

open invitation no. 86: what’s your magic?

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already. [J.K. Rowling] What is magical about your writing life? I think magic is a whimsical way to think about our strengths. Said another way, it’s a way to consider the power we carry inside ofContinue reading “open invitation no. 86: what’s your magic?”

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. 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 invitation no. 62: outside

Go outside and write. Today it is raining and I went outside to write. The air cleared my mind; the rain washed away the cobwebs. It’s special to go outside and write. Try it. *Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our storiesContinue reading “open invitation no. 62: outside”