Cassin’s Kingbird, Playing, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Freedom to Play

Freedom to Play


Cassin’s Kingbird, Playing, in blog post titled Freedom to Play (c) Photo by Steve Kaye


The Freedom to Play is a gift that you give yourself.

It is also the most important freedom that you can have.

I’m writing this blog to celebrate a milestone in creative thinking: I just finished my 66th journal. This represents a stack of journals almost three feet high.

The next day I started Journal #67. And I began by writing “The Freedom to Play” on the first page.

I do that to remind myself that writing in a journal is actually play.

Play, you may know, is a special process where we tinker in a realm that’s free of expectations, judgments, and the like.

Then we become lost in the moment, detached from everything around us.

So when I write in a journal, I let go of trying to accomplish anything. I just watch words appear as my pen moves on the page.

As a result, sometimes magic happens.

I may find an idea. I may solve a puzzle. I may write a poem.

I posted some samples here: Poems

Much Success,

Steve Kaye


Birding Resources

Here are two excellent books about birds. I recommend both of them.

101 Ways to Help Birds, by Laura Erickson

The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation, by Daniel J. Lebbin, etal.


Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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