Collage of Inspiration, Friday Edition (wk 5)

Gifts of rich lore surround us all....The writer’s greatest chance may be devotion to the passing fragment. It is small, but it is pure, and it may hold a compact infinity. You heard it for a reason.
— Kim Stafford

Photograph is from my personal archive of creativity. Twenty-five years worth of fragments exist in notebooks, sketchbooks, and thousands of photographs saved and stored in all kinds of places....

Photograph is from my personal archive of creativity. Twenty-five years worth of fragments exist in notebooks, sketchbooks, and thousands of photographs saved and stored in all kinds of places....

This past week two women and two men offered inspiration. These worlds do not seem related in any way, other than they ellicted a goose-bump rendition of exploration, or as Kim Stafford referred to as compact infinities. So, here they are...

I had the rare opportunity of meet and receive mentoring/coaching advice from Marv Dunphy (Pepperdine University volleyball coach and Olympic Gold medalist) as well as Robbie Browning (four-time Olympic coach and St. Mary's College volleyball coach). These accomplished gentleman were down-to-earth, approachable, humble, charismatic, warm, and considerate. Their lessons will provide guidance to all demographics with which I work--youth to professionals. 


Check out these women:

New York Times, video documentary

The Other Side of the Mountain

BY Margaret Cheatham Williams | May. 13, 2015 | 10:29

After an attempt to return to Olympic glory ended in paralysis, Laís Souza rebuilds her life one movement at a time.


"Life Sentence" and Forensic Writing. And here is a woman writer you need to know: Karrie Higgins. She gives voice to trauma, intellectual wanderings, cross-hatched renderings of unparalleled fixes, and just a plain bad-ass gal. You can find her ongoing interesting work on her blog ("A True Testimony"), and if you Google her name, you'll also find her many awards and published essays. She'll stop you in your tracks....

photograph by and of Karrie Higgins. Visit her work.

photograph by and of Karrie Higgins. Visit her work.

Enjoy their work....have another inspirational week in places you wouldn't normally look....

- Tricia