Tag Archives: Chautauqua

BLAST out of your CREATIVE CAGE!

BLAST out of your CREATIVE CAGE! Do you read books about writing but avoid writing? Own a camera but never take pictures? Have a specialized degree but rarely move outside the box of standards and best practices or ask ‘what … Continue reading

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Ordinary Moments: Crazy diamonds, a churning sea, and a family of bears

I had to fight a battle with my ex-husband early this year, one that he announced on Christmas Eve 2013 and that temporarily drained my spirit and left me unable to write from my truest space. During that time I … Continue reading

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Leaping from Massachusetts to Colorado: Trying to answer why

I am often asked what drew me to leap my life from Boston to Colorado and I think how can we distill any of our life decisions into a neat set of ingredients, in the form of a recipe to … Continue reading

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My first visit to Boulder: Listen to your yearning

I wrote this post the summer of 2007 (or was it 2008) when I first visited Boulder, and just re-read it today. I’m struck with where I was then and where I am now and the many individuals I’ve been … Continue reading

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The gift of being unprepared

I am not a prepared traveler. I don’t read every guidebook or make dinner reservations in advance or even pay too much attention to those that have been where I am going. It’s not that I’m lazy or foolish, it’s … Continue reading

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Emotional health and the outdoors: Words not necessary

Today the snow was packed underfoot and when we set out the sky was cloudy, but by the time we began to huff and puff our way up the hill, the sun was out. The air had that moist winter … Continue reading

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Love is the focus for today

I’ve been thinking a lot of the things that matter and the legacy I hope to leave behind and the heartbreaking beauty of the world around me. I’ve been thinking of all the questions that wear us out and how … Continue reading

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Seeds for a story: A book begins

I am on my way to Chautauqua at 8 a.m. on an overcast and chilly Saturday morning in May. The air is East Coast muggy and raw. But, it is a blessing in Colorado when it rains, and I celebrate … Continue reading

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Spring in winter

About five years ago, I lost my home in New Hampshire. I think I have spent the years since trying to fill that void of sadness, and hence find home again. A spring day in winter illuminates some of the … Continue reading

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A ramble with a run-on writer

Sometimes I wish I could write the way I tend to hike, or not hike, depending upon the situation, because sometimes I set out to go to the gym, but then turn the car north instead of east and hike … Continue reading

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