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“… The Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day”

By |December 22nd, 2015|

My Year in Art & Culture (2015)

By |December 7th, 2015|

Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.

If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]

Lotus Moment: Ripe For A Haunting

By |November 19th, 2015|

I Know What You Did Last October (Berman, Zola & Brooks)

By |November 10th, 2015|

It’s no surprise to anyone that NYC is brimming with guest lecturers and book signings to feed its massive bookworm population. And it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that someone who has met authors as varied as Ray Bradbury, Vanessa Garcia, Barbara Ehrenreich […]

Steal This Quote: Albert Einstein

By |October 19th, 2015|

The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd.
The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.
– Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist and humanitarian

Can You Candombe? and How Argentina Lost Its Roots

By |September 24th, 2015|

I feel shame. Well, a little shame. Why? Because until 5 weeks ago, I had never heard of the dance and tradition of candombe, the Afro-Latino art form unique to Uruguay and the descendants of African slaves in the Southern region of South America. Thankfully […]

Roller Coasters, Ocean Waves & My First Week: Things That Went Up & Down

By |August 16th, 2015|

I’ve started a new journey, ladies and gents. A journey that may lead to as many quixotic experiences of fulfillment as emotional fits of distress. But that’s the nature of most journeys, right? Or perhaps that’s what I’ll keep telling myself to help cope with […]

Lotus Moment: Red Rock Canyon & Me

By |July 14th, 2015|

Why This Is Awesome: As I prepare to head off into the den of steel and concrete, I made myself sit back and remember what beauty wide open spaces and lack of WiFi have to offer. This is Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada. And […]

Painted Jazz: Archibald Motley At The Chicago Cultural Center

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Today marks the beginning of a special Twitter celebration. Monday is the official kickoff applauding those peculiar institutions in a lovely tribute titled #MuseumWeek. Well, as a proud museum nerd (all deference to the awesome @MuseumNerd, of course), I couldn’t miss an opportunity to fly […]

Lotus Moment: Seat Of Nocturnal Government

By |March 7th, 2015|

Why this is awesome: Indianapolis is only 1 of 2 US cities whose state name appears in their capital city moniker. (The other is Oklahoma City.) When you live in Indy, you sometimes forget that the seat of state government is mere blocks away from your favorite sports bar or boutique. Perhaps that’s why
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