Exploring the world of art & culture with mind & soul

Consider This Quote: William Sydney Porter

By |March 18th, 2019|

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.
Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.
There is no Rule 2.
— William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), American short story writer, speaking of the storytelling genre he mastered like no other 

You Will Know Them By Their Art

By |March 11th, 2019|

I’ve been nesting a bit lately. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve bought a new rug, two new bookcases, and some art for the wall in my hallway. Although I really liked the images and the way they made me feel as I walked […]

Lotus Moment: Looking Up Revisited

By |February 25th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: One of my first lotus moments here on the blog was of a ceiling fan in a local coffeehouse in my hometown of Indianapolis. I went there to read, write and people watch — you know, the typical coffeehouse behavior — […]

Consider This Quote: Rodin on The Thinker

By |February 17th, 2019|

Nature gives me my model, life and thought; the nostrils breathe, the heart beats, the lungs inhale,
the being thinks, and he feels and has pains and joys, ambitions, passions and emotions. These I must
express. What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only […]

Where To Find Me: New Jersey Stage Redux

By |February 11th, 2019|

If you recall, dear readers, last year I began contributing to a statewide arts and culture magazine called New Jersey Stage. The online publication occasionally picks up my arts-related blog posts here on Incandescere, but I also serve as an arts reviewer for certain events […]

Welcoming In The Year Of The Pig

By |February 4th, 2019|

It’s been a year or two since I’ve shared my plans, forecasts, resolutions, whatever you would like to call them, for the New Year. I’ve never liked creating resolutions in the traditional Western timeline because January is always a hectic time for everyone, and I’m […]

Remember This Quote: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By |January 21st, 2019|

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done
you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist and orator

Lotus Moment: Larger-Than-Life Toy Robot

By |January 14th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: I’m always fascinated by the variety of art that gets chosen to be included in a development project or outdoor space. Whether it’s murals, statues, dancing installations, or something even more esoteric, art in open spaces is one of the ways that art […]

Melding Intensity, Chaos & Heart: Trainspotting Live

By |January 6th, 2019|

After much hemming and hawing about whether or not I’d be able to fit the show into my schedule (and wallet), I finally ventured across the Hudson to take in a singular performance of Trainspotting Live in NYC at the Roy Arias Stages – 777 […]

Steal This Quote: Frida Kahlo

By |December 31st, 2018|

I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.
— Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist, activist and feminist icon