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The Long and The Short

The Long and The Short

I saw a girl today. She had one side of her hair cut short….the other side, long. As I studied her profile I liked the short side better. Funny thing is, when she turned to the side with the long hair she looked like a different person. No. Like totally different....

The Black Hole

The Black Hole

I cancelled my internet and cable television service today. I can’t tell you how liberating it feels. Too much time wasted on electronics. Seems like, these days, I move from television to iphone to ipad to laptop and back again. An endless circle…a gerbal wheel of...

Living Like Superman

Living Like Superman

As the story has it, there was this boy named Clark who came to live in Kansas. His family was a simple family -nice enough- with food on the table and love in their hearts. Clark loved them, they loved him and all was well. Yet… Clark had a yearning…something in his...

The Power of Now

The Power of Now

There’s a concept that has been trickling through mainstream. I say ‘concept’ because most people are just beginning to grasp the idea; ‘trickling’ because it has been a long time coming. A book on the subject was published in 1999. I bought it about that time but it...

Antique Vehicles

Antique Vehicles

I went for a run today. It’s something I have taken up recently. It feels good. And after several days of wind and rain, it was a welcome relief to be outside. There was a lot going on….neighbors cleaning up debris from the storm…kids playing…bikes trolling the...

I Feel A Sin Comin’ On

I Feel A Sin Comin’ On

A friend of mine shared something with me the other day. It was about her favorite tee shirt. She conspiringly leaned across the table and whispered, “ I have this favorite tee shirt that I paid like -- thirty bucks for,” she looks around the room. “It was waaaay too...

The Window and The Mirror

The Window and The Mirror

Ever noticed hat there are two kinds of people in the world? (Ok. So THAT’s a loaded question!) No really. These two kinds are distinct…(aren’t they always?) and the way they tend to view the world is sooooo incredibly different. It's kinda' like a default...

Is There Wonder in This Woman?

Is There Wonder in This Woman?

Someone once said, ‘if you tell the truth you never have to remember what you said.’ I loved that. So true. It’s this thought that crosses my ever-moving mind as I ponder the  ‘attacks’ that seem to sometimes come my way....

Even a Tiger Has a Shadow

Even a Tiger Has a Shadow

Tiger Woods is out of the shadows. I know. Disappointing to say the least but seemingly true. Not one to subscribe to media babble, I tried to ignore this story when it first ‘broke.’ My gut knew something was up but whenever it blared through the box, I wanted to...

Plastic People

Plastic People

I have a friend who is convinced that 5000 years from now they are going to dig up our remains and call us the ‘Plastic People.’ Our artifacts will substantiate the title and the new (and, obviously, much wiser civilization)  will scratch their heads in...

The War of Art

The War of Art

Here is a shout out to all of my artist, writer, and entrepreneurial friends....(and anyone else who really wants to do create something)...read  The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. This is my second go around with this little gem. It originally came to me from...

The Lizard Brain

The Lizard Brain

There’s some remarkable stuff going on inside our brains. I know. Not really news, but it’s true. Researchers, scientists and those guys in the little white lab coats are just beginning to figure out how much. With the recent (probably decades, but who knew?) ability...

Julie Starke

Julie Starke

I am a creative. Add writer, communicator, designer, producer, or thinker to that word and you have described me. At some level, on any given day.

On a more personal level I am a believer – in the planet and its people. I believe that life is meant to be full and joyful, people are inherently good, and that every living thing simply matters.

I write because there is so much to say. It’s my fervent desire to open hearts and minds to the possibility of another way of being. To show both sides to a story…the duality of life.

Welcome. I’m happy you are here and I hope we can both find a way to see outside of our own common thoughts.