Category: Fun & Humor

Benefits of Play, Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Childlike Wonder: Don’t Let It Slip Away

Childlike Wonder

As I get older, it occurs to me that I’m in danger of losing touch with the childlike wonder that makes life worth living. In order to get much joy out of life, I think you have to have a sense of the awesome, a deep curiosity about things, and a desire to jump into …

Fun & Humor, Writing Tips & Career Advice

What Olympians and Writers Have in Common

Olympians and writers

I’ve written before about why I am an avid Olympics watcher. Basically it’s because I’m enthralled by the stories of the athletes and the Games themselves. As a writer, I appreciate the trials and tribulations, plot twists, and history that go hand in hand with the Games. It all combines to make a magnificent story …

Fun & Humor, Random Generalizations & Observations

The Thrill of Quirky Analog Places

Analog places

A record store just opened in my town! It goes nicely with the indie bookstore that opened last year and the board game shop where I spend too much time and money. No, the year is not 1980 and we’re not going back in time. Analog is making a comeback and with it comes the …

Fun & Humor, News, Updates & Happenings

What I’m Up To This Week: 02/09/18

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I used to call these weekly posts News Updates and Reading Lists. I’d showcase any news and what books I was reading that week. And then I stopped doing them, largely because I realized they were too limiting. I don’t have news every week, and I don’t read something new every single week, either. (Sacrilege, …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Fun & Humor

Cooking for Creativity and Mental Health

cooking

In the past year and a half, I’ve discovered a new passion: Cooking. (And baking.) Believe me, I’m more surprised by this development than anyone else. Growing up, my mother would watch Julia Child or Justin Wilson and I’d leave the room, bored out of my mind. Later, I became the Queen of Convenience Food. …