by Eric Alan

May 26, 2012


In order to truly celebrate what’s right with the world, I find I first have to celebrate that the world even exists. In order to celebrate what I see, I have to celebrate that I see. I have to step back from my tiny myopic view to recognize just how special this small speck of earth is, upon which I walk and love and yearn and cry. I have to recognize that being alive within it is remarkable,… READ MORE


by Lynette Sheppard

May 20, 2012

Variety may well be the spice of life. I’m beginning to think that its kissing cousin, routine, could be a cup of warm cocoa.

I’m a big fan of adventure, surprises, new everything. Variety? Change? Bring it on. Lately, however, I’ve come to a new appreciation of variety’s converse: routine.

So often, routine gets a bad rap. It’s described as constraining, dull, mind numbing.… READ MORE


by Dewitt Jones

May 15, 2012

Making my life my art is a lovely goal but one that's sometimes hard to make real. As a child, I was taught that art is somehow different from the rest of life. Painting, sculpting that's art. Baking, gardening at best, that's craft. Banking and sales that's work.

I was never much of a sculptor, even less of a painter, so very early I put away the notion about being an artist. In college I did get into directing… READ MORE