“When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it…We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get out on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age.” From Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon
Pop Music Good for Studies
Are you listening to music while you read this? The new app, Coffitivity, reminded me how much I prefer music to coffee shop chatter and airport terminal clatter (although I admit to having creative bursts with both in the background).
August 2 Marks Pivotal Anniversary
Trust your heart, and trust your story. (Neil Gaiman, Instructions, Harper 2010) The day I came home from camp, August 2nd, the summer between 3rd and 4th grades, my 5-year-old brother swam the length of our neighborhood swimming pool, climbed