The Evolution before the Revolution

Those sinewy blue beings link arms and chant, rocking in unison for love, Avatars who sync into the power of the earth while the “smarter,” more intelligent beings exploit them. I think of this often. I thought of this when I saw the new J.J. Abrams series Revolution. For those of you who don’t knowContinue reading “The Evolution before the Revolution”

NOT Madonna

Jaw dropping just doesn’t do it justice. When the image of Miley Cyrus wearing almost nothing, bent over on a stage flashed on my computer screen, I just thought, “Whatever, here we go again.” But, to all the girls who grew up watching her make exaggerated gestures in response to a weekly dilemma on herContinue reading “NOT Madonna”

Exercising My Scoliosis Demons

Pain pulses through the left side of my body charging across the point where my spine twists around then curves to the left shooting a sharp pinch into my shoulder blade muscles and pulling on my neck muscles where the dull pulse pounds. Looking and listening to water or a steady breeze calms the acheContinue reading “Exercising My Scoliosis Demons”

We are All Clowns.

There we were. Our stage lit up. Our eyes blackened, mouths drawn in the shape of a distorted smile, giant red noses, oversized coats, huge feet. We fought for attention. And, we got it. We were the clowns in Slava’s Snow Show. It all began with a noose hanging around his neck, which he onlyContinue reading “We are All Clowns.”

Chapters in a blog: InSethspiration

That writer I wrote about, Nayia Moysidis, sent me inspiration through her heroism and unencumbered writing. She also sent me in other directions, one of them being Seth Godin’s blog. Many of you may know him already. After all, he is a creative writer, blogger, entrepreneur, and internet marketing master. Once I’d read one thenContinue reading “Chapters in a blog: InSethspiration”

Europe Without Email? Just a Dream

The stacks of paperwork stared at me, but it didn’t matter because I was going to Europe for my honeymoon. Bleak cubicles boxed me in, but my emails reminded me Europe was waiting. With both of us working fulltime at jobs that required 12-hour days, my fiancé and I could never have planned a honeymoonContinue reading “Europe Without Email? Just a Dream”

A Tribute to the Katniss of the Writer’s Revolution

The mission:  Helping great writers get discovered. If you have a story to tell, a blog, a short story, a novel, a fierce desire to write, then you need to find Writer’s Bloq and  the Kickstarter campaign. Because it’s only the beginning of the journey, this is an incredible opportunity for writers everywhere to join and find a place forContinue reading “A Tribute to the Katniss of the Writer’s Revolution”

To all the writers, artists, and colorful characters:

You are all crazy-wonderful artists, but you know this already. Because I teach fulltime and I’m obviously a mom, I’ve tried to reply to every comment, but it takes time. I’ve also tried to explore your blogs and follow some of them. But, that also takes time just like writing, at least for me. ForContinue reading “To all the writers, artists, and colorful characters:”

Refrigerator Art Changed My Life

by Lisa Chesser One-eyed aliens, giant butterflies, flying dragons, mermaids, superheroes, self-portraits and other masterpieces mask our aged refrigerator. Without that in my life, even my morning coffee wouldn’t make me happy. All parents believe their child is the next Picasso or Frida Kahlo, but we also recognize the need to connect with our child.Continue reading “Refrigerator Art Changed My Life”