New Beginnings, New Opportunities, New Connections

Posted on January 4, 2021February 8, 2021Categories A Writer's Life, Arts Education, Creativity Coaching, Life, WritingTags , , ,   Leave a comment on New Beginnings, New Opportunities, New Connections

We made it to 2021! For me, the arbitrariness of the New Year doesn’t really change much. Still, it always becomes a reflection about the past 12 months, and a moment to dream of the future. We cannot deny that 2020 was a really bizarre, difficult year. We’ve all lost a lot. We’ve all experienced waves of emotion that range from utter defeat, to sadness, to anger, to joy, and everything in between. Some people achieved surprising success–finding agents, publishing … Continue reading “New Beginnings, New Opportunities, New Connections”

New Beginnings

Posted on September 14, 2015Format GalleryCategories Life, Life UnexpectedTags , , 6 Comments on New Beginnings

L’shana tova! I  may not be a very religious Jew, but still this time of the year is my new beginning. Perhaps it comes from the fact that I’ve never really left school, so September starts a new cycle of students/classes/ideas/dreams. Or it is the taste of apples and honey, a tradition I still practice, to remind me of the sweetness of life and hope for the future. This year I need a new beginning. I’ve been on a whirlwind … Continue reading “New Beginnings”

When Life Falls into Place

Posted on October 2, 2013October 2, 2013Format GalleryCategories LifeTags , , , , 6 Comments on When Life Falls into Place

I love this time of year. It always carries with it a sense of new beginnings and possibilities, even as it represents a fading of the old. The cycle of life, death and rebirth. Perhaps my love for autumn stems from the fact that I still follow the rhythms of the academic calendar. Or perhaps it comes from my Jewish routes, with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holding much more significance to me than New Year’s Eve ever could. Maybe … Continue reading “When Life Falls into Place”

Where do you Begin?

Posted on September 20, 2013September 23, 2013Format GalleryCategories Life, Poetry, WritingTags , , , 4 Comments on Where do you Begin?

When you know that something has to change Where do you begin? When  your heart screams out this must be fixed Where do you begin? When your head is filled with too many thoughts Where do you begin? When you know inside this isn’t enough Where do you begin? When your dreams could go so many ways Where do you begin? I do not know. I cannot say. But . . . it’s time for me to begin.