Commonplace Capers, No. 06

Brave Women

The creativity I discover each day in the stream of posts from those I follow truly amazes me. What a cry to the cosmos, much better than the message slapped to the side of those early spaceships sent to nowhere.

I can not give kudos to everyone at once, but today I want to highlight three brave women.




I encourage you to engage with them and learn of their journeys. My life has been so enriched by the authenticity they each express and share in this agora. I believe yours will be too.

Of course, it would be a bit silly not to introduce all of you to my partner and best friend, Judith. Whenever cowardice creeps up and grabs me by the back of the neck, she calmly guides me to the true north star.

9 thoughts on “Commonplace Capers, No. 06

  1. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, Richard 🙏. I feel very humbled and moved. I will also take time to call in at the other blogs you so kindly shared on your page. I took a brief look (for now) at Judith’s website – there are some amazing paintings there – I admire her talent. I hope you are okay – I’ve been thinking or you 💜🧡💙

    1. Dear Ellie, the risks of creative authenticity are real, but worth it. I am barely keeping my head above water, swimming as best I can, and have no complaints. I’ve finally claimed my voice. It has taken me 30 years. 💙💚💙

      1. Dear Richard, I’m so glad you are finding your voice after thirty years. That’s wonderful, even though, at times, being authentic can be painful. It’s also very brave, and I admire that in you. It probably took me about the same amount of time, as I’ve only been blogging for a few years. I’ve become more willing to be honest now than trying to imagine what others wanted of me. I have made some truly wonderful friends at WordPress. My blogging friends probably know more about my heart and soul than some of my day-to-day friends, apart from my best friend, who I treasure dearly. Keep swimming. Take good care of you, my friend. 💙💛💜

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