Children and tricky subjects

My conversation with Debra on Ordinary Chaos, included some talk about child sex trafficking or the sex slave trade. Between that and some statistics she gave on domestic violence, I felt it appropriate to put a warning at the beginning of the episode and also to mark it explicit in my podcast hosting service. Many … Read more

24Oct21 photos: blue tea

I bought some Ultra Violet tea. It’s perfect for when a mild tea without much caffeine is in order. Also, it’s blue. Or purple. In the sun with a white-ish backdrop, it looks blue. Indoors in a white mug, it looks purple. Either way, it’s neat-looking. And finally, I poured it from the clear mug … Read more

Listen to all the advice

I heard some advice recently that really resonated with me: listen to all the advice. Of course, this is the opposite of typical, where we’re told to neither offer nor accept unsolicited advice. The argument was that even solicited advice doesn’t always resonate, and you never know who will have something useful to say. We … Read more

10Oct21 photos: funky Photoshop

I haven’t taken a lot of photos recently, and the ones I attempted were all no good. Happens sometimes, especially in “I wonder what that would look like if” situations. I’ve continued messing with Photoshop and have three funky photos to share with you. I have a fourth, but it’s taking many hours more than … Read more

Help from the ghosts of past and future self

Taking a tangent from Tuesday’s thoughts on self-care and self-awareness for improved creativity and brain flow. One way (and a variation) to help give yourself a bit of motivation to do something: Have a conversation with your future self. No shame in having it out loud…probably. What can you do today that your future self … Read more

Self awareness and care for creativity and energy

During his interview for Ordinary Chaos, Keith talked at one point about what he does if he’s feeling creatively stuck. (Sept 14 episode) He looks at the rest of his life. Has he been eating well? Sleeping? Not drinking too much alcohol? A feeling of stuck-ness in creativity is an indicator for him that something … Read more