Creative Arts

Where Are You Putting Your Attention? – by Mary Reynolds Thompson

Where Are You Putting Your Attention? – by Mary Reynolds Thompson

Grizzly bears make black bears look like lapdogs. Which is why when Bruce and I backpacked the Grand Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming, where grizzly bear sightings are common, we were more than a little concerned. We only became terrified when, upon setting up camp on the...

Small Truths and Other Surprises- An Interview with Jericho Brown

Small Truths and Other Surprises- An Interview with Jericho Brown

The poet Jericho Brown reminds us to bear witness to the complexity of the human experience, to interrogate the proximity of violence to love, and to look and listen closer so that we might uncover the small truths and surprises in life. His presence is irreverent and...

A Prayer for Blessings and Encouragement – by Dr. Kathy Bullock

A Prayer for Blessings and Encouragement – by Dr. Kathy Bullock

is a professor of music at Berea College in Kentucky, where she teaches theory and ethnomusicology and directs the Black Music Ensemble. She performs, lectures, and leads workshops in the US, western and southern Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. She and her sisters...

Until We Could – a Poem By Richard Blanco

Until We Could – a Poem By Richard Blanco

Until We Could, a gorgeous new video poem written by Richard Blanco, celebrates love and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The film is narrated by Golden Globe winning actress Robin Wright and actor Ben Foster.was chosen in 2013 to serve as the fifth...

An interview with Glen Velez

An interview with Glen Velez

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Finding God in All the Small Places – By Nancy Slonim Aronie

Finding God in All the Small Places – By Nancy Slonim Aronie

Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say to God if it turned out there was one and he met him at judgment. Mr. Russell’s reply: “You gave us insufficient evidence.” I don’t agree. There is enough for me. For a few years I had more than enough. Things just...

An Interview in the Home Studio of Suzy Becker

An Interview in the Home Studio of Suzy Becker

author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur, began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She went on to write the internationally bestselling book All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat....

Love Will Find You. – By Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm

Love Will Find You. – By Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm

 The group INANNA has traveled throughout the world to study with master drummers and practitioners in yoga, life breath, and dance. Their teachers include Famoudou Konaté, Yaya Diallo, Layne Redmond, Glen Velez, and Babatunde Olatunji, to name a few. Together for 26...

Survivor? – By Suzy Becker

Survivor? – By Suzy Becker

Brain surgery unexpectedly impaired a writer/illustrator’s abilities to speak, read and write, leaving her to wonder if she would ever get her old self back. Whenever I’m on the road, I stop in bookstores and offer to sign books—my own, if they have them, but just in...

Woven – By Lidia Yuknavitch

Woven – By Lidia Yuknavitch

Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them.I can’t remember the name of the bar, but I remember I was twenty-two, and I was having the time of my life...