... a blog to make sense of the world through writing and acts of creativity, to reflect on and respond to the crazy world in which we live. Can beauty, creativity, compassion, and activism emerge from this tension?
Forgive me if I sound age-ist, but I get excited about the Millennial generation more than my own. Maybe it's because my daughter is a millennial, maybe because I am an optimist and I like to be encouraged by the positive things that young people are doing to make the world a better place. But, I am going to start posting people I admire for their creativity and courage and maybe you'll see a pattern in my selection of subjects.
I first came across Zen Pencils (Gavin Aung Than) because he had done a comic for an educational statement or two. It may have been the Taylor Mali one on What Teachers Make, or the Sir Ken Robinson one. But I am now on his mailing list, bought his first book, and just loving this guy's work, combining comic books and inspiration.
Oh yes, I am aware that millennials are generally not in great financial shape, as described in this Atlantic article. But, come on, a good life story can only be good, right?
Diane Aoki is a writer who explores other modes of creativity as her intuition leads her.