Category: Past times

Ira Glass on Creative Work

Renowned radio host, writer, and producer Ira Glass shares some thoughts on the creative process. It starts with having passion and good taste for the creative arena you’re drawn to and then the evolution (read: progression) of producing this content unfolds. It’s a long, and ultimately trying process that tests the perseverance of the creative. Can you move from admirer to creating personal content of quality and good taste? Mr. Glass says it well:

Upcoming: My own process reviewed, and the beginnings of a new plan…

Tune in tomorrow for details!




August’s Read: The Universe Next Door

I’m sneaking this post in at the end of August, but I’ve been perusing this book all throughout the month in preparation for one of my favorite courses to teach, World Literature & Philosophy. Yes, with school time comes “serious reading,” which thankfully, I’m a fan of. I wouldn’t be a very good advocate for transcendental  and transformational words if…

Summer Jams: OMI’s Cheerleader

While road tripping up the coast, James and I rocked out to Spotify’s “#SundayFunday” playlist which featured a song that’s been my feel good jam ever since: OMI’s Cheerleader.

Charming, lighthearted, and had Elton saying, “This song is about you!”

I loved that too.

Do you know the song? Take a listen…

Sounds like summer lovin’ to me.



Writers’ Weekends

I think of myself as a serious professor who, during the weekend, writes novels. -Umberto Eco I’m with you Prof. Eco! Writers, may your weekend allow for some novel-worthy inspiration. And for you readers, are you in need of a read? Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose” stole my attention for the days it took me to read it…