I’ve Been Lost

One of the highlights of my recent visit with Barry and Kay Johnson in Sarasota, Florida was that Barry finished a song I’d written years ago titled, I’ve Been Lost. Here's the song on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QkmjunhiWs I wrote the first part of this song during a pretty dark time of my life but never finished …

Deborah Keily Hanson: Pianist, Composer, Teacher

Meet the multi-talented Deborah Keily Hanson: pianist, composer, teacher and so much more! I play her music while creating because her unique arrangements inspire my creative muse. I first met Deborah almost twenty years ago when I returned from living in Europe. My children attended El Dorado where Deborah produced and directed over 20 musicals. I choreographed …

Flocabulary: Creative Education

I’m excited to start this new section to my creativity website that will feature creative, innovative educational companies and ideas. Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, administrator, family member, or friend, you can have a positive influence on a child or youth’s academic process. In fact, learning infused with fun is contagious for kids of …

The Invitation

I believe that at unexpected times, an invitation for something very special comes our way. However, we can fail to see the unveiling if we are not careful. This is especially true for us busy teachers rushing around our classrooms.      Recently, I received an invitation from one of my literacy students. This young woman is especially precious to me. She began …

Day 32 “Are there any yellow lovers out there?”

Have you ever noticed how fear can wrap itself around your vision of the future like vines growing up and over these windows? Often my most promising possibilities become entangled and overrun by my fears. Yellow reminds me of cowardice and courage. I suggest the second is born from the first. Only when we feel …

Day 25 “Homespun Creativity”

Ok, I've hit the wall! Daily posting proves rigorous for this full-time teacher and at times I will miss the mark. The posts will still be numbering although they will not coincide with the day's date. I am also working on categorizing them better for finding past favorites. With that said, here is day 25 a little late:   …

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