I’m preparing for a new SoulJourn in this my year of confidence! There will be a SPRING in my step come March as I spend the few months that follow in the city with stars in its eyes, on its billboards, and imprinted in its sidewalks. I’m packing a bag, driving from east to westContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Hollywood, Here I Come”
DAY NINE I just finished writing a short blog entry that’s a little out of my norm. The idea came to me in a rather odd moment of inspiration, while I was brushing my hair, and I rushed back to my computer. As I wrote about conquering writer’s block, I had none of my own.Continue reading “Day 9 of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”
DAY TWO: A Grand Godmother I went scouring through old photos albums tonight, looking for a picture from when I journeyed with friends to see the Pope speak in Denver, CO back in 1993. Instead, I stumbled upon a photo much more precious and timely – my grandmother/godmother with me on the day of myContinue reading “Day Two of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”
As I journey towards turning “writer” from a self-proclaimed label to professional title, I’ve decided to give myself a focused challenge. Each day, from now until January 11, 2016, I hereby pledge to focus on my writings: novel, screenplay drafts, stage play rewrites, TV pilot scenes, etc.
20 September 2015 Just in case you haven’t heard, the Pope is coming to Philly! This would be a bigger deal for me if Catholicism, or Christianity in general, still offered solutions to my spiritual needs. Quite a few years have passed since I last found solace in the religion which I once treasured. ForContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Spiritual Visit”
30 August 2015 FINDING THAT CREATIVE SPARK Ever have moments when you feel completely uninspired? I had an entire day of them, which made this week’s Sunday SoulJourn entry significantly more challenging than normal. The tip of my pen rested on the lined paper waiting for inspiration to strike. The words blotted out like cloggedContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Week Five in My Spiritual Journey”
My spiritual journey this week stalled when I stopped working on my fictional material.
This week’s Motivational Monday poem focuses on the connection between art and the soul.
You…yes, you! You are creative. Did you know that? Do you embrace that descriptive term or cringe at the mere idea? I ask you to consider that we are all creative beings in one way or another. Take a few moments out of your Monday schedule to ponder the following: What inspires you? What stimulatesContinue reading “Motivational Monday: How Interesting”
111 Day Artistic Spirit Pledge: Spiritual Growth Through Creative Expression Day 111: Artistic Spirit Finale *I wrote the following piece many years ago, during a time when my spirituality was strengthening and my religious identification floundering. As I’ve stated before, I consider religion and spirituality to be separate entities, and it is not my intention toContinue reading “Day 111 of the Artistic Spirit Pledge: The Finale”