It’s been clear for months that the effects of COVID-19 have no bounds. Whether you’re working from your kitchen table or belong to the millions of people that filed for unemployment in the U.S. in the past several months, you’ve felt it—the world turning at a different pace. If you’re like me, your inbox is…Read more
How A Good Author Can Improve Your Life
Who is your favorite author? That can be a tough question for a lot of reasons. Maybe you love to read and struggle to pick just one. Maybe you are not a big reader and struggle to even think of one. Or maybe you just never even pay attention to the authors at all. However,…Read more
What Literature Can Teach Us
No matter your feelings toward literature and reading, everyone at some point in their life has picked up a book and felt at least something. That’s because literature has the power to teach us countless lessons and information. Here are just a few things literature can teach us: About ourselves. Books and the characters…Read more
Beauty & the Beast – A Blight on Our Society, or A Magical Break?
Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've probably heard about the little movie that's out now called Beauty & the Beast. I was lucky enough to catch this one on opening weekend and it has been interesting to hear people's reactions as they've made their way to the theater. Yes, there's been controversy…Read more
7 Life Lessons from the Oscars
As one of the "artsy" kids, the Oscars were always like my Super Bowl. I had big dreams and knew I was going to work in Hollywood someday. The Oscars - Hollywood-bound or not - always represented to me that crazy dreams can and do come true. As I got older and became more…Read more
They Want to Do What?!?
Incensed. That is the word I would use to describe what I felt when I found out that the City of Saratoga wants to replace the historical Music Hall with offices... Those of us involved with the arts world know just how important the arts are. There is now a lot of scientific proof about…Read more
Everyone Can Draw
At Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago, after I’d read two chapters of Sandman, the adult graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman, I happened to walk by a box that read, “Everybody Can Draw.” The message slapping my face: all I needed to draw fantastically in the way I saw in that graphic novel…Read more