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A Spiritual Place, A Creative Space


A friend of mine recently called me a 'creativity junky,' which suggests an addiction to being creative. On the contrary, I believe that using my creativity grants me a reprieve from my addictions, and gives me the opportunity to find innovative and inspirational responses to life. Instead of running from chaos, I use my creativity as a compass to help me navigate its storms. Being creative connects me both to my innate creative power – my Self – and to my higher power, my Creator. For me, creativity is a spiritual practice. It is one of the most important aspects of my existence.

A message from Thich Nhat Hanh


Photo and Poem by Kira Yannetta

‘Project Runway:’


Praise and Criticism in the Art World, and Why I Love Tim Gunn 

Once Upon a Time There Were Books and Bookstores


Technology has made its point; no bookstore is immune to these changing times.

The Gnawing Thing


It eats at you, tugs, every day. It says, "When are you going to start writing that novel you’ve been contemplating for the last ten years?"

A Leap of Faith


Launching off a backyard luge run.