Jenny's World and Welcome To It

ENJOY: Learning what not to do

We all make mistakes, and in the end, if you pay attention, you can even enjoy the process of learning what NOT to do. 

To wit: I was rushing.  I sent the Black Friday email out with typos. 
I knew…

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Greta Lind: This Is Soul Work

Greta Lind. We went to college together.  Her last name is my mom's maiden name.  We always thought we might be related.  She's an inspiring friend, amazing at everything she turns her hand to: author. actress. artist. mom. body worker…

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NEW! Haiku Milieu Greeting Cards

The Haiku Milieu-vians have spoken. 

This summer.  Ah, remember summer?  The sun rose around 5 am and it stayed light until almost 8 pm?  Yes.  Think back to THEN. 

And perhaps, there among the other wonderful memories of summer, you…

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Al Rose on Songwriting

Al Rose.  Singer/songwriter extraordinaire, inveterate traveler, proprietor of Kopi Cafe alongside his beautiful spouse Rhonda, and genuine disciple of his artistic muse. Friend to artists everywhere, with a keen eye for those who could use a hand, and dear, longstanding…

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This has been a big week.  I have a day job that affords me the ability to take creative risks.  I concluded my service with an organization that was important to me this past Friday. 
I have been making music…

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Steve Dawson: Last Flight Out album release

This week, the collaboration blog transforms into the Creativity & Collaboration blog.  And who better as a contributor?  None other than Steve Dawson, with whom I am privileged to sing this Friday, October 15, as part of the band for…

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Holding On

From September 18, 2017, the second week of Haiku Milieu: 

"Here, let me show you," 
she said.  "There's always a way," 
Then she just did it.

This photo and haiku is from four years ago.  The start of the second…

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Some things you live through

Happy 4th Anniversary of Haiku Milieu.

Wait - you're saying, didn't we have an anniversary last week? 

Yes!  Last week was the 2nd Anniversary of the Haiku Milieu Sunday Email. 

THIS week, we celebrate the 4th Anniversary of the first…

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Kaitlin Wiza: Getting it Right

Know how you just know?  

I know.  

Yet, I don't know HOW I know, just THAT I know.  

And as it turns out, the only time I am truly interested in knowing "how" I know is when I feel like…

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Andon Davis: Why I Do, What I do

Andon Davis. He is one of the most notorious guitar slingers on the planet, and among the least likely to call attention to himself. 

Every studio album I’ve ever made has Andon on it.  if I get offered a really…

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Sugar Candy

‘Sugar Candy’ is a song about grappling with aging parents.  I wrote it, played it, and sang it, and Tom Ryan recorded it live at Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn, Illinois during my father's last summer. 

The video is from July 2021…

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