Creativity ~ Part II: Domestication vs. Wildness

Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey Don't miss: Part I ~ Imagination There are beautiful and wild forces within us. ~ St. Francis of Assisi Assisi, Italy Copyright 2014 Kristy

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Creativity ~ Part I: Imagination

  Creativity: An 8-Part Series By Kristy McCaffrey When I was in the final stages of completing my third book, The Sparrow, I had a strong sense of cultivation, as if I were gardening. As I strove

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My Fourteen Rules Of Writing

 By Kristy McCaffrey Image by Kristy McCaffrey Many an author has posted such a list, and there's much good info out there if seeking guidance in the writing arena. I've been at this inscribing

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Interesting Facts About Humans

By Kristy McCaffrey Within 200 milliseconds of seeing an image, the brain can decide whether it’s a face or something else.   We are made up of 100 trillion cells, 22 internal organs, 600 muscles,

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Reverse Bucket List

By Kristy McCaffrey   Unless you've been living on Mars, then you've heard of a Bucket List. (And if you are living on Mars, then you win top prize for best Bucket List destination.) But what about a

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Columbia River Gorge

By Kristy McCaffrey   Last month I visited Portland, Oregon and had the opportunity to enjoy the riches of the Columbia River Gorge, a canyon that defines the Oregon-Washington State border. The

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Costa Rica: Golfo Dulce And Osa Peninsula

By Kristy McCaffrey I just returned from the mystical rainforest of southern Costa Rica. Instead of boring you with insights from my trip, such as: bring a headband because in 95% humidity you will have no

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The Pacific Gray Whales Of Baja

By Kristy McCaffrey “This species of whale manifests the greatest affection for its young…” ~ Charles Melville Scammon, 1874 Look behind you…a gray whale wants to say hello. In early

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Humanity, Mars, And A Movie Called “Red Planet”

By Kristy McCaffrey A planned permanent settlement of Mars via a private enterprise called Mars One has been in the news lately. (More info can be found here.) The first unmanned mission will launch

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Number Superstitions

By Kristy McCaffrey Numbers have long carried sacred and mystical significance, helping us to understand our place in the world. For example, four thousand years ago the Sumerians created the measuring

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China: Cultural Differences And Etiquette

By Kristy McCaffrey     The symbolic dragon is more serpentine in nature within China.   Three years ago, I accompanied my husband to China on a business trip, along with two

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Free The Writer And Beware Of Monkey Mind

By Kristy McCaffrey While not everyone is set on writing the next great novel, we all want to tell our stories. A wonderful book to help get you started, or to reignite a passion that may have become

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Interesting Facts About Our Solar System And Beyond

By Kristy McCaffrey While I love to write romance novels, my background is actually in science. I know what you’re thinking—one day I must write a love story involving a female scientist. Yes, it’s

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The Enchanted Forest, Skiing With My Daughter, and Fun

By Kristy McCaffrey  Elizabeth and Hannah, always having fun. During our recent family ski trip to Telluride, Colorado, I had the opportunity, on the last day of our vacation, to hang out with

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Living In The Moment

  By Kristy McCaffrey   “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience

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