Creativity and Spirituality


I cannot think of a spiritual tradition that does not embrace creativity and creative expression. Even in spiritual traditions that focus on simplicity, or asceticism, or that mistrust the artist as being too touchy-feely – even in these traditions, there...


Just Say “Thank You”

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I love your hair color! Thanks, but its not really mine, I color it. I love what you’ve done with your lawn. The landscaping is beautiful! Thanks, but I got the idea from something I saw. I’m not that creative!...


Garlic Follies


Two years ago was when I determined that I was actually going to plant garlic. The fact that I’d made the same resolution many times in the past and didn’t wasn’t relevant. This would be the year. The reason I...


My Favorite Time of Year: Salsa Time


Late August and early September is usually my favorite time of year. The kids go back to school, but even better: the tomatoes are ready to be picked. I love my tomatoes. I obsess about my tomatoes. At this time of...


Creative Reuse

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So, I’ve been thinking lately about how to reuse things creatively instead of throwing them away. Here are a few of my favorites plus a few you all have sent to me.   In this photo, sides of a baby...


Do You Want to Compost?


Just yesterday I participated in a discussion with a group of my friends who wanted to learn more about composting. I love talking about composting (yes, I really do) because it is a process that still seems magical to me....


Grow Your Own Kombucha SCOBY: An Experiment


So, I’d heard that I could grow my own Kombucha SCOBY from a store-bought bottle of Kombucha – without needing a Kombucha SCOBY from a friend or mail order – to get started.  This was something I’d wondered about, but...


Making Kombucha Tea


Weekend Project: Make Kombucha Tea So, what is Kombucha? It is a fermented black tea that many people consider a health tonic. There are a lot of claims and myths, both good and bad, that surround Kombucha, which can make...


Creative Dry Spells


Just like the weather, we all have our creative dry spells. These periods of un-inspiration can be frustrating, especially if you have a reason to need some creativity. (Like if you’re trying to write a blog about creativity and you...


How to Make Yogurt


Reasons to Make Your Own Yogurt: It is cheaper to buy milk and make your own yogurt than it is to buy yogurt. Store-bought yogurt, even plain yogurt, often has additives you can avoid by making it yourself. It can be less...