Lately I have been pondering what else I can do with our living room concerts — showing art on the walls while musicians perform, hosting writers for a reading in between music sets? Or maybe I try something different entirely — a home-based supper club idea with food or cocktails as the focus instead of music?
A recent visit to my hometown had me reminiscing about one of my favorite high school jobs. As a teenager, I lucked into a surreal collection of work experiences. My first job, if you don’t count baby-sitting in middle school, was… Read More ›
Ittai Shapira has been a musician his entire life. He began playing violin in his native Israel at age 9 and never considered another career. But in recent years, his career path has taken a turn, as New Yorker Shapira… Read More ›
If your workplace doesn’t have a culture of truly letting people leave their cares behind when they take vacation — or if it’s frowned upon to even take vacation — maybe you can tell your boss that you need some task-negative time in order to tap into your best problem-solving insights?
Throughout this year, several bloggers will engage in a conversation here and on their blogs — asking questions of each other and responding. Others are absolutely welcome to join the conversation, as well. Learn more about the ladies of Blogversation… Read More ›
After a year of piano lessons, I’m getting closer to sitting down with a new piece of music and coaxing the song out of the notes on the page. I have a long way to go but I’ve played “Lil… Read More ›
Brian d’Arcy James sings a Chinese food menu, a customer service manual and airline safety instructions
This is mainly for your summer Friday entertainment — but there is a bit of a Newvine Growing theme here. Tony-nominated Broadway actor Brian d’Arcy James grew up in my hometown, Saginaw, Mich., and I was wowed by him in… Read More ›
I have spent considerable time contemplating what it means to be 40. Though my good friends at L’Oreal give me the option to not show my grey hair, I’d like to think what does show is four decades of life… Read More ›