Pick Up Your Pen & Change The World

Day 16 – A – Z Challenge “Change writers hope that readers will join them in what Charles Johnson calls “an invitation to struggle.”  Whereas writers of propaganda encourage readers to accept certain answers, writers who want to transform their readers encourage the asking of questions.  Propaganda invites passive agreement; change writing invites original thought, … More Pick Up Your Pen & Change The World

Joy

Day 10 – A – Z Challenge Choose Joy. “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up … More Joy

Imagine A Better World

Day 9: A – Z Challenge “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” — Albert Einstein I recently read, Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman. In it, he imagines Einstein’s theories of time, through a series of chapters where time moves too quickly, too slowly, or not at all. In some of Einstein’s imaginative ideas, time moves … More Imagine A Better World

Home

Day 8: A – Z Challenge A Room of My Own How do we recognize home when we see it? I’ve been pondering this idea lately, trying to decide if I should look for a house to buy. That way I am investing in my own future, rather than adding to someone else’s nest egg. “Your … More Home

Good Enough

Day 7 – A – Z Challenge I used to worry a lot about being good. As a kid, I obsessed about it. I wanted to be a ‘good girl.’ Perfect. Smart. Right. Beautiful. I wanted desperately to fit in. I’m not sure why, now. It was certainly not a happy place, obsessing about how others viewed me. … More Good Enough