Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Brand new world

So, I sent my collection of short stories to an editor back in Ohio. She said she prefers writers who have a strong web presence... Web presence?? who have a website or a blog... Blog?
Thank god for the younger generation! My daughter, sister, and nephew are cyber-literate, supportive, informative, and actually took my questions seriously. Then again, you can't really see eye rolling on e-mail or over the phone.
I did some research on how to set up a blog. It was recommended that I choose a topic to focus on. One topic??? Out of all the possibilities that exist? The biggest, most all-encompassing topic I could come up with was creativity. My belief is that every single one of us, yes--even you, are made up of creative "stuff" that's just waiting to be expressed.
It took me until I was in my 40ies to stumble into this awareness, but I believe it to the very roots of my soul. My intention is to share my personal journey into creative expression as it shows up in writing, composing, acting, singing, and doing my life's work of psychotherapy. I'll be talking about the creative process in its many forms, and hope that you'll share your experiences as well. We're all in this world together and regardless of our culture or background, the one thing that crosses any appearance of separation is creative expression.
Please join me each week for an update. And, I look forward to hearing from you. Until then, best regards. Jo


  1. I love the idea of a blog dedicated to creativity! This is great!

  2. You have a way of bringing the coin-op alive...or, maybe to depression, depending on your perspective. As much as I love people watching...and I do, I prefer larger spaces; preferably airports, busy stores, and the county fair. But laundrymats (sp?), a little too small for me. I've been more inclined to loose my head in a book...(me, loose my head in a book?) But, anyway, a delightfully created blog, Jo. As juices flow, so shall the whatever divine muse talkes us there. Donna

  3. You are my hero! I love your blog! I'm inspired to maybe get on board (on blog) myself one of these days. You have an observant eye even with an errant ear of a radio announcement or the troublesome witnessing of a misguided family dynamic. Count me among your fans!

  4. You are this first "blogger" I've encountered Jo and I must admit, I'm hooked. I am now looking forward to your next adventure or life commentary....the laundromat scene was terrifically graphic and a true example of socities influence on our children. Hmmm, makes me stop and ponder my nieces and nephew's upbringing.
    Keep the updates flowing. You have a wonderful style of putting thoughts into words and I will await your next blog.

  5. Loved your observations and style, Jo. I also got to feel the sense of shared experience that is one of the best things about reading, having just returned from the laundromat myself--truly a nadir in my life as well. Looking forward to the next installment.