Month: December 2016

Word for the Year 2017

Quote of the Day: Exercise your creative muscle all the time, either through classes or through other artistic avenues like painting or dancing or even gardening, staying active and being creative so that when opportunities do come up, you are in a position to take advantage of them. Tom Irwin, American Actor My writer friend Roxane, Peace Garden Writer, and I have been doing the Word for the Year since 2008. Words that have guided me through the years are Courage, Healing, Rhythm, Embrace, Open, Create, Fun & Prosper, and Evolve for 2016. Evolve was a great word. I imagine that...

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Review of Little Women at Stage North in Brainerd, MN

Quote of the Day: I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don’t think any one will deny us. Louisa May Alcott, American Author, poet, novelist, feminist, abolitionist, and one of my favorite authors. I read Little Women several times as I was growing up. I identified with Jo March (who was in some ways Louisa May Alcott herself), her love of writing and storytelling, writing plays for her sisters to perform, her relationship...

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Review of White Christmas at the Ordway in St. Paul, MN

Quote of the Day: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is a magical musical. from the Artistic Director/Choreographer himself, James Rocco. And, he truly knows how to create that magic. Watching White Christmas on stage at the Ordway Performing Arts Center in St. Paul, MN was like watching your snow globe characters come to life. To add to the snow globe magic, fresh snow was falling on the twin cities, causing a few traffic problems along with its romantic effect. (Don’t worry, Mom, we got home safely, although slowly.) The cast and crew of the Ordway exceeded expectations on costuming, set design, choreography...

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Review of The Soul of Gershwin at Park Square Theatre

Quote of the Day: Life is a lot like jazz, it’s best when you improvise. George Gershwin Jazz is one of the best things you can find in your life, it can always be your friend. The Soul of Gershwin, the musical journey of an American Klezmer is on stage through December 31, 2016, at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN. You don’t want to miss this one. Outside, the temps are in the single digits, but inside the Park Square Theatre you’ll experience the kind of goosebumps that raise your heart rate, heat you up and send shivers...

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IWSG December 2016

Quote of the Day: The best way to predict your future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi Today is the first Wednesday of the Month where dozens of bloggers share their insecurities and offer support and encouragement to one another. Please visit the Insecure Writers Support Group website, or Alex J. Cavanaugh, the founder of this group, to find the list of bloggers participating, or to sign up yourself! The IWSG question of the month is: In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from...

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