writing and drawing ways to a better world

Children and Electronic Devices

A teenager captured in the wild, bathed in the blue glow of an unseen screen.

A teenager captured in the wild, bathed in the blue glow of an unseen screen.

In this time of predominance of electronic devices, parents and caregivers must be mindful about our screen time decisions for children. Studies have already shown effects from copious access to on-screen entertainment that give reason…Continue Reading

The Ocean of Our Inner Selves

Storm clouds and shimmering rays of light over the San Francisco Bay, photo by Paprika Clark, 2018.

Naomi Epel refers to herself as a “literary escort” as she shares virtually verbatim conversations with writers about their dreams and how they affect the creative process in her book Writers Dreaming (3). I confess, I…Continue Reading

Core Wisdom for Effective Action

Eight men pushing the Towhee tiny house on wheels into place on a residential plot in Malibu California. Photo by Paprika Clark, 2011.

Eight men pushing the Towhee tiny house on wheels into place on a residential plot in Malibu California. Photo by Paprika Clark, 2011.

This is a round up of several of the most pithy but powerful bits of guidance I use as touchstones when I’m feeling stuck, gathered from many sources. Be meticulous with your word. Don’t take…Continue Reading

Write Now

white marble lion statue with open snarling mouth

This is me, fighting depression. Just kidding, it's actually a picture I took of a lion statue in The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.

I’ve said more than once I don’t have any trouble writing, in fact if anything I write too many words. What I only say to a select few is… what I write usually (almost always) diverges from what I’m “supposed to” be working on.

Blog Slog Ramblings

Paprika Clark sits on the battery storage bench on the front porch of the first tiny house built by her company, Bungalow to Go. Photo by Dylan Pankow.

Paprika Clark sits on the battery storage bench on the front porch of the first tiny house built by her company, Bungalow to Go. Photo by Dylan Pankow.

The RealTimeRealTiny blog was my way of sharing the process of building one tiny house. This one tiny house represents the beginning of a diverse sustainable entrepreneurial venture with a vision, long-term goals, and infinitely…Continue Reading