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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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Inspiring Minds Teaching Inquiring Minds

By |March 2nd, 2015|

February was a whirlwind of activity for this culture vulture. From website redesigns to fandom conventions to 12-hour work days spent behind a keyboard, I’m more than ready for March’s slow-paced amble into spring. But before our saunter becomes a trot, I have to share […]

American Spirits: The Rise & Fall Of Prohibition

By |February 10th, 2015|

This weekend marks the closing of a fascinating exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, the wonderful American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. For those who might not be able to make it to the museum before the exhibit ends, here are a few pictures […]

Steal This Quote: Winston Churchill

By |January 29th, 2015|

Success is not final …
Failure is not fatal …
… it’s the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister and painter

Local #BlackPoetsSpeakOut on #BlackLivesMatter

By |January 3rd, 2015|

In my last post of 2014, I lamented about not taking in any poetry jams or readings throughout the year? Well, someone must have nudged Calliope to spare me the fate of missing out on Indy’s burgeoning wordsmith scene for a full year. Because lo […]