If you want an easy lift today, just imagine this actually happening. And if there is anything that the election of Donald Trump has taught us, it is that anything really is possible in the United States! Enjoy!
I am SO excited, because I just found out that one of my favorite unusual art forms will be on display this weekend in Raleigh, NC! On May 19-21, downtown Raleigh will be host to one of its biggest annual art festivals, Artsplosure. As usual, Artsplosure will feature all varieties of the arts: visual arts, … More Bliss Central for Triangle NC This Weekend is Katena
This wonderful month of April is coming to an end, and so is National Poetry Month and the official Week of Action follow-up to April 22nd’s March For Science. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for those of us who would like to see our governmental policies based on science instead of….well, let’s just say … More Celebrating Women as the Original Scientists
Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! If you aren’t familiar with this annual event, it is one of the celebrations of poetry organized by the Academy of American Poets as part of National Poetry Month. The concept is simple enough for anyone to participate, even if you haven’t been planning for this for days as … More Happy Poem In Your Pocket Day!
As if we didn’t have enough great things going on in April, it is also the birth month for William Shakespeare. So how should we honor the man generally considered the greatest author of the English language? Well, how about a marathon reading of all 154 of all of Shakespeare’s (known) sonnets? That’s how we … More Sonnets for Shakespeare
Not only is April host to Earth Day, but it also National Poetry Month here in the US. Those two events intersected yesterday in a program that Academy of American Poets Chancellor Jane Hirshfield developed called “Poets for Science.” Hirshfield is one of the most accomplished contemporary American poets, and environmental awareness has long been … More Poets for Science
Happy Earth Day 2017! This Saturday, April 22, marks the 47th year of this international event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. According to the organizers, this year nearly one billion people will show their love for the planet at Earth Day events in nearly 200 different countries. The thing is, for most of us, … More Celebrating the Good on Earth Day
If you are truly interested in following your bliss, I don’t think you could have better role models (outside, say, the Dalai Lama and Reverend Tutu) than Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the fun and idealistic founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company. Ben and Jerry were childhood friends from Long Island, New York. In the … More Finding Your Bliss in Ice Cream
I had a glorious weekend the past couple of days. How about you? For me, it wasn’t just that the weather was ideal and my community is alive with all the signs of spring–birds singing, colorful blossoms in the sky and on the ground, that special spring green color of brand-new leaves, or the people […]
On Wednesday, I took my high school literature class on a field trip to a local art museum for a special exhibit. It ended up being one of the best educational tours I’ve ever arranged–and I’ve arranged quite a few. It was thought provoking, engaging, confusing, humorous, and uplifting. Most of all, it reminded me, … More Encouraging Dialogue Through Art