Reflections February 9, 2016

Today is one of those days when I think too much. I have three mantra words. They are openness (open-minded, inquisitive, non-judging), presence (be here and now) and gratitude. To me that's a great mindset. Sometimes they are hard to follow, there are days like today when I do expect much more of myself -... Continue Reading →

Andre Rieu and Amazing Grace

This is a lovely tune and an amazing performance. It starts with a Scottish (I presume) band with drums and bagpipe and then it's a flute, a bagpipe and a symphony orchestra. Excellent! Video: Andre Rieu and Amazing Grace Watch the video below or at Andre Rieu Amazing Grace

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I just finished Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and I love it. The book is about creative living, regardless of what you're creating. Whether you're a writer, painter, photographer, do pottery or anything else this book is inspiring. The book description at The Book Depository says: Readers of all ages and... Continue Reading →

Show up, show up

I posted about Bad writing precedes good writing and here's another statement along the same lines. Show up, show up, show up and after a while the muse shows up too. It goes well with Elizabeth Gilbert's A different way to think about creative genius.

Bad writing precedes good writing

I posted about That elusive book of mine about a month ago. We have lots of ideas for topics but I haven't done much actual writing. I got stuck with the idea that if I couldn't write well then I shouldn't write at all. Then this quote turned up and reminded we that practice makes... Continue Reading →

Simple questions for writers

Seth Godin has a great post with "simple" questions for writers. The questions are these: What is it for? (What's your intention?) Who are you? (What's your role?) Who is it for? Will it spread? For the full post, go to Simple questions for writers. I love the ending text: Writing can make a difference.... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

I came across an interesting article at Fast Company, So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers. It's about a Dutch startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings. Dutch startup Sustainer Homes is attempting to eliminate at least some of the difficulty by producing the world’s first off-the-shelf, zero-impact dwelling. Set in a... Continue Reading →

Books September 2015

Here's a list of the books I bought in September and the reasons why I bought them. I include book texts to give a hint of what the books are about. Reviews might (or might not) come later. A Well Tempered Heart I bought "A Well Tempered Heart" by Jan-Philipp Sendker because I love his... Continue Reading →

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