Black Watch

  You know those moments when it just makes sense, when you've stumbled upon the thing that breathes life into your universe, the very thought of it can raise the little hairs on your arm and send a jolt like electricity through you.  These moments are small,  often quiet, and a bit contained, they are … Continue reading Black Watch

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The Arts and Everything Else

This has been an interesting, and at times challenging period in my life. Having finished writing my Thesis last December, I decided to take some well earned time off. Time off for me meant traveling, literally, to the other side of the Earth. Exhausted from the bear that is writing, I needed to take some … Continue reading The Arts and Everything Else

#ARTSMGTCHATart

Fridays are #artsmgtchat days.  I recent discovery of mine within the twitterverse.  Each week presents new topics facing arts organizations these days.  The first week I participated we were talking about social media and arts advocacy.  While I sometimes question if all the chatter will motivate us to get out there and implement the ideas … Continue reading #ARTSMGTCHATart

Symphony Remix

Last friday's #artsmgtchat was focused on symphonies and their place within Millennial lifestyles (essentially).  One question asked us "As an arts consumer+arts manager, what are some of the major barriers to symphony orchestras+classical music?" Now my focus is not in classical or orchestral music, but I do enjoy it. I spent much of my youth … Continue reading Symphony Remix

Manicures At Home

So life is a bit crazy right now, I'm working 3 jobs as I seek out full-time employment.  I work, at minimum 13 hours a day including weekends.  The last thing I want to worry about is whether or not my nails are looking presentable.  Budgets and time-constraints prevent me from making it into the … Continue reading Manicures At Home

1, 2, 3…. (Multiple Movie Overload)

Last night I found myself settling into an evening of epic movie watching. Had I planned for this, not at all. I assumed it would be a normal night just like any other, until I had the burning desire to watch The Lord of the Rings immediately ( I credit this impulse to my 6th … Continue reading 1, 2, 3…. (Multiple Movie Overload)

We Write Frankly and Fearlessly…

... but then we modify before we print. Mark Twain understood more about the human condition than most.  He understood what it meant to be a child, to see the world for all the wonder that it holds, but also to realize that the wonder is hidden behind everything else.  I've been grasping at straws … Continue reading We Write Frankly and Fearlessly…