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Prompt Jar: Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is my personal Olympics. In another life I would be a professional chef, but in this one I’m just a girl who–almost entirely on her own–cooks elaborate dishes for sixteen people. If you’d like to see how deep this insanity goes, here’s

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Prompt Jar: Halloween

  I love Halloween. I love the candy, costumes, and the spooky miasma hanging over it all. I love the associated humor (see SNL’s David Pumpkins and 30 Rock’s Werewolf Bar Mitzvah) and the associated horror. Here’s a week of Halloween prompts

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Prompt Jar: Total Eclipse of the Sun

We are fast approaching one of the most important celestial events of our lifetime–a total solar eclipse that spans across the United States. On Monday, August 21, the path of totality will stretch from Oregon to South Carolina. Astrologically, this eclipse will help you

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Prompt Jar: Week of April 10 – First Lines

April is National Poetry Month, and all of this week’s prompts are first lines from poems that appear on the Library of Congress’ brilliant Poetry 180 website. This was the project US Poet Laureate Billy Collins took on for his 2001-2003 tenure. He

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Prompt Jar: Week of April 3 – Technology

Technology is neither good or bad. However, how we use it can be benevolent or malevolent. At least, that’s what I’m choosing to believe right now. Artificial intelligence may be the game changer in the future. This week, while congress gears up to review net neutrality regulations

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Prompt Jar: Week of March 12 – Caring for my Body

At my last doctor’s appointment three months ago, my blood work came back showing elevated numbers and I was told that I needed to watch that to prevent diabetes. I was also told it was my time to schedule a colonoscopy. This news bothered me so

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Prompt Jar: The Humans of New York

I’ve been following Humans of New York (HONY) online for a few years. If you’re not familiar, it’s regular postings of a photograph with short stories and quotes from people in New York city. Sometimes there is a series on a specific topic, like American Veterans or Syrian Americans.

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Prompt Jar: Week of January 23 – Holy Outrage

How is the human spirit called to respond within this age of shifting paradigms and transformation? Is there a creative invitation within the chaos? Join us this Thursday, 1/26, at 2 MT, on LIVE! with Kay, as Sibyl Dana Reynolds discusses her passion of providing nurturance for the feminine sacred

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Prompt Jar: Wishes, Hopes and Dreams for 2017

How many of you make New Year’s Resolutions? Online research says they don’t yield high success rates. We’re great at making them, riding high on all the wishes, hopes and dreams for the New Year with the best intentions, but sticking it out long term, is where we falter. Journaling

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Prompt Jar: Rules of Improv

I’ve been a fan of improv theater since my son joined his high school troupe a few years ago. Around that same time, I listened to Tina Fey’s book titled Bossypants where she outlined her rules of improvisation. Those rules are the muse for these prompts. Read the preceding excerpts

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