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Risky Business at the Farmer’s Market

Risky Business at the Farmer’s Market

Two years ago this month, I walked into the San Rafael farmer’s market with my 20 pound 1967 Smith-Corona typewriter and a white poster board sign I hand lettered: “Free Typewriter Poems.” I’m not sure where I got the chutzpah to try writing on-the-spot poetry for patrons since I had never done anything like it. […]

Ask Your Other Hand…

Ask Your Other Hand…

I love to shift my brain from its routine analytical march through life to the wide-open playground where my creative potential resides. One of my favorite ways to get out of linear “in-the-box” thinking and access fresh ideas is to write with my non-dominant hand. In my years of practicing with this tool, I’ve noticed […]

How to Pull a Poem from the Sky (without the help of your inner critic)

How to Pull a Poem from the Sky (without the help of your inner critic)

How to Pull a Poem from the Sky (without the help of your inner critic): Take one big, beautiful breath, close your eyes, then smile. Ahhhhh…. Reach your hand up to the sky. Tune in to the sensations in your palm. Imagine your hand swirling open while a river of inspiration begins to flow into […]