Brownie Bites: The Myth of Persephone-The Creative Cycle

In her The Creative Fire audio lectures. Jungian analyst and story teller, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, offers a beautifully metaphorical, and deeply transpersonal, interpretation of the myth of Persephone in regards to the cycle of creativity.  Most of us (including myself) seem to operate under the delusion that creative people produce all the time. Artistic procreation … Continue reading Brownie Bites: The Myth of Persephone-The Creative Cycle

Brownie Bites: Please enjoy this video intermission…

As I am up to my stern sheets in end of semester grading, blogging will have to take a take a number and wait in line. In the meantime, please enjoy the words of the late great writer David Foster Wallace. This is a  video I assign my ENG 112 students to annotate. Most of … Continue reading Brownie Bites: Please enjoy this video intermission…

Brownie Bites: The Way of the (Female) Warrior

The warrior's way is to say yes to life, yea to it all (Joseph Campbell). I had been training for a couple of years within my dojo and thinking I was doing great. Not only great, I was a bad ass karateka, especially for a 40 something-year-old woman. I was talented, I was strong, I … Continue reading Brownie Bites: The Way of the (Female) Warrior

Brownie Bites: Artistic Sense and Sensibility

With the current trend in our culture toward instant gratification,  we must wonder if the seeming lack of will and interest toward creating, promoting, supporting, and consuming "true" art - as inherently necessary to human life - is at the root of much of the epidemic bursts of "isms" we are seeing and experiencing all … Continue reading Brownie Bites: Artistic Sense and Sensibility