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Month: December 2020

The sport of creativity

Ahhh, baby August. She wanted nothing more than to be a sports journalist, to capture the wild world of the athlete, professional and amateur (but mostly professional, let’s be real). In 2006, she set her passwords as “Vancouver2012” because she believed that was her ultimate goal: to cover the Vancouver Winter Olympics (because they were a reasonable drive from her hometown of Seattle). Oh, baby August. Little did you know… you were the athlete. Your…

Mindfulness, now

I mentioned to my friend the other day that the always-available nature of the internet was overwhelming me. “I’ve felt very on-demand lately,” I told him. It hit me — three days later, while walking the dog — that that was my choice. Mindfulness is one of those buzz words that falls into a bad category — concepts that have become so diluted by pop culture and fads that it is sorely overlooked by people…

Forms of expression

Those who know me (I start a few posts with that phrase, don’t I?) know that I do a lot of different things. I write, a lot; I make music, a fair bit; I cook, a lot; I’ve done a podcast, live shows, audiobook narration, earring creation… the list does, in fact, go on. The one that’s always eluded me is drawing. I always told myself that one day, the itch would well and truly…

Idle fives

I’m not the best example of someone who relaxes enough, but I’ve put in a concerted effort in the last couple of years to set aside real time to do nothing (or only what I feel like doing). So before you glare at me for assuming you should work 24/7 (minus sleep), please know that every night before bed in the last month, I’ve been doodling on my iPad and watching an episode or two…