Can't in good conscience take the time to write an articulate and interesting blog post today. (Or really, any day in the near future.) But I want to pass on two wonderful things, both gleaned from kindred spirit blue poppy.
One is a piece from Ira Glass of This American Life, about getting better at creative endeavor through practice. The other is J.K. Rowling's Harvard speech, which has been flying around the internet, but if you haven't seen it, give it a read or listen. I like her even more than I already did.
For J.K. Rowling, click HERE -- full text and/or video available.
And here's Ira:
And now, back to my regularly scheduled work day. (By the way, the Pacific Northwest is experiencing one of its coldest springs on record, and I sit here in a fleece poncho. It's in the 50s!! Ack! Of course, one of the things I love about the Northwest is that most of the year the weather doesn't tempt you out to play -- and that is some temptation I don't need right now as I feverishly revise. But still, it is June 11! )
Not to leave you without a few fun random animal pictures:
(baby slender loris)
(hedgehog babies -- so cute!!)