It’s recently been estimated that Americans spend $19.5 billion on Valentine’s Day. Whether you go all in or prefer to recast the holiday as “Singles Awareness Day,” people have been baring their heart and soul through love notes for centuries. In early America, as long as quill, ink, and paper were on hand — one … More Will you be my 18th century Valentine?
“If I am not actively creating something, then I am probably actively destroying something.” Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (2015) Is there such a thing as a creative hangover? A creative drought, perhaps? These were the things rolling about in my mind as I sat down a few weeks ago to write … More Making space [for writing.]