open invitation no. 92: lie on the grass

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. [John Lubbock] Do this: Lie on the grass under the trees or listen toContinue reading “open invitation no. 92: lie on the grass”

open invitation no. 89: honest

I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in the winter, how they’re experts at letting things go. [Jeffrey McDaniel] It’s summer and the trees are beautiful in my corner of the world. They are sturdy and lush-green. It seems inappropriate to use this quote to inspire writing. Still. I like the thought of honestyContinue reading “open invitation no. 89: honest”

open invitation no. 79: turn toward the light

Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful. [Jim Carrey] Stand still and turn. Open your eyes wider and look for the light. Name it. Name the light in your corner of the world. Now turn toward it. The invitationContinue reading “open invitation no. 79: turn toward the light”

open invitation no. 48: slice

Capture a Slice of Life. I remember writing slices before it was a thing. Back when there were just two teachers who loved teaching and loved writing and wanted to write alongside one another about teaching writers, even though they were 865 miles apart. A lot has changed since then. The magic of a slice,Continue reading “open invitation no. 48: slice”