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The Arts and the WPA

Katie Blog, Creativity, Culture Leave a Comment

I am fascinated by the role of the arts in the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s. Billions were invested in putting unemployed Americans back to work within the WPA. Bridges and roads were built. Water treatment plants were constructed. Artists wrote, painted, and performed. I think about this right now because we are at a time when significant Federal …

Writing Advice

Katie Creativity, Wide-Awakeness Project, Writing Leave a Comment

I have been seeking writing advice for a long time. Asking questions about writing came easy as the daughter of an English and reading teacher. Questions started early and happened often. Questions became a conversation I could only enter when I would write. Through writing I could sing. Editing and working with words was like rehearsal. Reflecting about writing has …

Why Music Matters

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These thoughts were included a Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts program a few years ago. I believe the message resonates even more today than yesterday. May we all be Walter and Lucie Rosen bringing our own music to the world. I have been thinking about why music matters. I have been thinking about the world of hard edges, steep climbs, …

Elizabeth Gilbert Makes Me Think

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I have paid attention to Elizabeth Gilbert for several years. I have read her books, followed her on Facebook, and watched her appearances on TV. I blogged about her TED talk. I even traveled to Bali for a yoga retreat and saw a Balinese healer. Elizabeth Gilbert speaks to the parts of my soul that seek to understand myself, and …