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Off to Sweden!

Off to Sweden!

Yay! We’re headed to Sweden today, the land of our ancestors. Can’t wait for cinnamon buns, strong coffee, bonfires on the Baltic, pine forests, cream colored castles, midnight sun, fried herring and so much more! Travel brings such inspiration. Where are you headed this summer to recharge?

Zoe Keating: One Woman Orchestra

Zoe Keating: One Woman Orchestra

Inspiration can come from many unexpected places, you just have to be open to finding them. As Neil Gaiman said: “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” This summer I … Continue reading

On Darkness…

“In older myths, the dark road leads downward into the Underworld, where Persephone is carried off by Hades, much against her will, while Ishtar descends of her own accord to beat at the gates of Hell. This road of darkness lies to the West, according to Native American myth, and each of us must travel … Continue reading

On Laundering your Wishes…

“Wishes of one’s old life wither and shrivel like old leaves if they are not replaced with new wishes when the world changes. And the world always changes. Wishes get slimy, and their colors fade, and soon they are just mud, like all the rest of the mud, and not wishes at all, but regrets. … Continue reading

Off the Page: Big Sur

Off the Page: Big Sur

Big Sur is one of the most mythic landscapes I’ve ever seen. Sprawling redwood forests hover on the edges of the coastline, breaking at cliff edges some 200 feet above sea level. It represents a preserved part of California, that has remained predominantly intact over hundreds of years because of its impenetrable landscape. Big Sur … Continue reading

Off the Page: Segovia, Spain

Off the Page: Segovia, Spain

I love history. And when I travel, I like to explore the corners of history that before, I’ve only been able to read about in books. When I went to Spain last winter, it was during the New Year and it was spectacularly cold. Many museums and restaurants were closed in Madrid for the extended … Continue reading