The Art and Practice of Flanerie

I am in the midst of preparing my course materials for a writing class I will teach in Scotland next summer through the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA). The focus of the class will be the art and practice of flanerie. I believe this is an ideal framework for a group of writers who […]

The Importance of Creative Play

An online community has been challenging me to play more this summer and it has reminded me how important creative play can be for our mental well-being. I think physical play is important, but there is something about letting our creative juices flow that makes us feel more alive and removes (or at least reduces) […]

7 Reasons To Write For Yourself

We have been writing most of our lives and much of that time, since our fingers first curled around that thick primary pencil, we have been writing for purposes dictated by others. You have written school essays and business reports and job applications, but when was the last time you sat down to write something just […]