When an old poem strikes my creative chord, it's new again.

Yes, America, You Have a Choice

There are a few choices to make on Tuesday, November 8. In case you haven't heard.

Tis The Season For The Gathering To Begin!

Gathering Christmas traditions, family, friends and good cheer: my wish for you.

Why Kill Two Birds With One Stone?

You can express yourself much more elegantly, and much less violently, with some alternatives to an antiquated idiom.

Today’s the Day for Small Acts of Compassion

What does it mean to be compassionate? Today, more than 1000 voices speak.

How Do You Start What You’re Afraid To?

If you're struggling to get started on your creative passion, you can start where you left off.

Sweet Holiday Wishes

May the sweetest of holidays come true for you.

What You’re Most Expecting Doesn’t Happen Until You’re Least Expecting It

At this magical time of the year, it's what we least expect that delights us the most.

Lessons in Human Nature from Unlikely Subjects

Children showing off human nature make the greatest teachers: See how they pose for the camera.

Ebb and Flow on the Water

There’s an ebb and flow to life, like day and night, on Maine’s coastal waters.

How Can We Turn Distractions Into Focus?

The impulse to distraction will always be with us. But to find focus, we can look within, where our own best experts live.

Are We Enslaved By Our Tech Tools?

The marketplace is so crowded with content and platforms for sharing and communicating. Choice is a powerful thing. But it can leave little space for the creative ideas that are waiting to bubble up.

Where Inspiration Comes From

There's no need to make the creative process into a big mystery to outsiders, or even yourself. It all comes from your influences.

How To Lead The Creative Life

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." —Joseph Campbell

#Creativity: It’s a Wrap | On Balance

Among the most thought-provoking pieces I discovered for the new feature I'm debuting today, #Creativity: It's a Wrap, are those that take aim at finding balance.

How I Became An Unintentional Publisher

Being a publisher lets me do what I love to do: write, paint, photograph, read, design, learn, share, repeat.

How to Jumpstart Your Creative Mojo

Creatives have to conserve energy every now and then, or risk total creative meltdown. If you're facing a creative sinking spell, here's how to take a big time out.

Wise Words From a Photo God About Another God

Wise Words From a Photo God About Another God.

Photofocus (old site)

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
– Ansel Adams

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Snowed Under in Seco

Beneath a blanket of snow in Arroyo Seco, there must be a story to go with a small and lonely child’s grave marker at La Santisima Trinidad mission church. There's a peacefulness to the tiny cross, bravely making its mark alone in the snow, that comes with a sorrowful implication of a cold white blanket... Continue Reading →

Finding Wisdom Along the Mayan Path

Discovered: a generation strengthened by sisterhood along the Mayan path.

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