Art & Mind

Personal perspectives on art, culture and how society is affected by our relationship with both

To Dream Perchance To Achieve

By |March 6th, 2017|

I recently joined Instagram.

I know that may not seem like a big deal to most, but it is to me. You see, I’m not a “joiner.” I’m the one who eschews joiners and goes off to do their own thing. Add that to the fact […]

Newark Works For Me

By |February 19th, 2017|

Newark’s revitalization has been in the news quite a bit lately. Why? Because some are pegging it the “next Brooklyn.” To be fair, they’ve been saying that for a few years now. Heck, when I began researching my move here back in 2015, I found […]

Lotus Moment: Where Do We Go From Here

By |February 5th, 2017|

Why This Is Awesome: Sometimes waiting for the subway train can feel like molasses rolling downhill in winter. But other times, it provides you those highly undervalued moments to pause and think about what you’re experiencing, why has your path led you here, and what […]

Cocky Enough To Hold Your Fire

By |January 27th, 2017|

I’ve seen a lot of declarations about not making any New Year’s resolutions in 2017. I don’t know if it’s a trend or people were just fed up with the horribleness of 2016, they can’t imagine it being any worse, but don’t want to tempt […]

Steal This Poem: Louise Driscoll

By |January 3rd, 2017|

Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart,
Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!
Think still of lovely things that are not true.
Let wish and magic work […]

Worrying Can Be Good For You

By |December 21st, 2016|

I’m the keeper of a lot of unpopular opinions. Usually when people are uber-excited about a celebrity, I’m pretty ho-hum or unaffected by their thrall. Usually when everyone is certain the sky is falling, I’m the one considering how something really awesome can come from […]

Where To Find Me: Gal-Dem

By |November 29th, 2016|

No one can deny that 2016 has been a year of immense change. Whether your year has been full of opportunity and joy or distress and despair, it would fair to say that if you’re lucky enough to see 2017 on the horizon, you can […]

Sunday In The Park On A Wednesday

By |October 31st, 2016|

I’d be ill-equipped to share a proper review of a very special presentation of this beloved modern theater favorite featuring a star-studded cast, but I’m sure as hell going to tell everyone I had the good luck to see it! So forgive me if I […]

We Have To Stop Beating Ourselves Up

By |October 16th, 2016|

These days, you see plenty of blog posts, magazine articles, and Medium rants about the frenetic world we live in, how to obtain work/life balance, and the dangers of our lives turning into a new version of Fight Club. But while we worry about being […]

This Is What A Creative Looks Like

By |September 26th, 2016|

I recently had a conversation with a fellow freelancer/entrepreneur and something about our interaction left me a bit … ruffled. Not upset. Not angry. Just … ruffled.

You see, I consider myself a creative professional. I use my creative talents as a writer, editor and devourer […]

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