artist, Leonardo da Vinci, Uncategorized, writing backwards

Building Brilliance Backwards

I've always struggled with learning in the classroom. The teacher talking sounded like indiscernible waves of noise, much like what is seen in the "Peanuts" strip. Really. The problem didn't have anything to do with teacher but me. I mean, there were ones who taught in a monotone voice or presented material far over everyone's… Continue reading Building Brilliance Backwards

community, publishingprocess, writer, writing, writingfiction, writingprocess

Do the Doing

Not doing anything is a choice inasmuch as doing something is. And, choices come with consequences. *** The past couple of weeks, everything having to do with writing and publishing has frustrated me to no end. The road is long. Even when writing, rewriting, writing, writing, and some more writing have taken place, the fear… Continue reading Do the Doing

arts, les miserables, musical

Les Miserables!

Lily Chang © 2018 I am beside myself with excitement. My creative muse is still teeming with exuberance. Saturday, I experienced and enjoyed Les Misérables. The music. The lyrics. The amazing voices. The robust, complicated characters. Stunning, revolving and moving sets. The gifts and talents, brilliance, cooperation, and joint effort involved in making such a… Continue reading Les Miserables!

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Voting Volition

Here's a chance for all you silent stalkers to come out and twirl with me. The four are photographs I've take here and there. Which one would you like to see me paint? Feel free to choose more than one and rank them in order of priority. #1 —   #2 —   #3 —   #4 —  … Continue reading Voting Volition

art, artist, community, graphic designer, michael, poet, writing

Artist in Hiding EXPOSED

Remember my desire to share others' works here? I'm shining a light on a fellow artist, today. These pieces were done by a nineteen-year-old artist. Let me clarify my point. They were completed, when he was nineteen. Amazing, right? *** This artist has been in hiding. But, he has been EXPOSED. For all to see.… Continue reading Artist in Hiding EXPOSED

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A Restaurateur’s Passion and Love

The desire to try Smokin' Fins started with curiosity. Friends had mentioned dining there a number of times on social media. I wanted to find out what made this place interesting. I had heard the food was pretty good and the seafood was fresh. That's about all I had heard. But, that was a good… Continue reading A Restaurateur’s Passion and Love