Solving a Nancy Drew Puzzle

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The struggle is real…staying home, trying to work, longer and less frequent shopping excursions, sanitizing, and trying to keep the creative drive going. What to do? Well, I have squeezed in a number of activities… some training, a walk here and there, home improvement type work, and piecing together a Nancy Drew jigsaw puzzle for … Read more

Thoughts on Creativity and Home Improvement Projects During COVID-19

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Why is it so difficult for many of us to prioritize creative pursuits? Is it easier to wallow through the unending “must-do” and “should-do” lists of our lives than to carve out a week, a day, even an hour of time to “play” and focus on the creative ideas that fulfill and propel us forward? … Read more

The House of the Seven Gables

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If you enjoy history and literature, The House of the Seven Gables, located in  Salem, MA, is an interesting take any time of the year. The house was made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The House of the Seven Gables, published in 1851. For some, an October visit to the house and to Salem, in all … Read more