“We were literally planning a vacation when I got the call asking if I could come and talk to them about it. At the time, it left me with literally four and a half weeks to write. … I spent the weekend with my kids and said, ‘You know what? The next four and […]Read more "R – “Rogue One”: A Film Score Worth Remembering"
“Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!” – Lady MacBeth, from “MacBeth” by William Shakespeare In one of the most heart-wrenching scenes ever penned, Lady MacBeth tries to cleanse her hands of blood, even in her sleep. Though she and her […]Read more "O – “Out, Damned Spot!”: The Lady MacBeth in Each of Us"
“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” – Marvin J. Ashton “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” – Emile Zola All […]Read more "N – Nurturing Your Child’s Inner Picasso"
“If there’s a recipe for success in life, it starts with picking the right ingredients.” – Anonymous A recipe is every bit as unique – and just as intensely personal – as a portrait painted by hand. Each family has their own “take” on classic recipes, and when someone shares a favorite dish […]Read more "J – Jazz Up Your Breakfast with a Julius!"
“We get to the peak together, or we don’t get there at all.” – Al Harrison, “Hidden Figures” Based on the bestselling historical novel by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures tells the powerful story of three brilliant African-American women who played major roles in sending American men and women into space. Any film […]Read more "H – The Sum of “Hidden Figures” (A Film in Review)"
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a war between architecture and painting in which both come out badly maimed.” – John Canaday “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry As an artist, do you ever feel misunderstood by your audience? If so, then architect Frank Lloyd Wright […]Read more "G – From Garish to Glorious: The Tale of the Guggenheim Museum"
Today’s post is dedicated to our men and women in uniform – both local heroes and those serving overseas. These real freedom fighters make life as we know it possible here in America. From the bottom of my heart… thank you. Super heroes are everywhere these days. Thanks to a little Hollywood magic, it has […]Read more "F – The Freedom Fighter Who Has Inspired Generations"
“I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” – Hosea 14:8 In the endless search for exquisite works of art and examples of beauty that leave us speechless, we often don’t have to look further than our own back yard. God has crafted the world around us […]Read more "E – Finding Eternity in the Splendor of the Evergreen"
“I am concerned with making something new – realities – as it were: what imbeciles call ‘Impressionism.’”- Claude Debussy The music of Claude Debussy is an acquired taste. While some listeners adore the blurred harmonies and the haziness that results from a lack of structure, others frown on his music as being either lazy […]Read more "D – What’s the Big Deal About Debussy?"