Art in the outdoors – fresh air, green grass, blossoming trees, sculptures of people, horses, birds, family medallions, mythical gods and goddesses, and an endless array of imaginative creatures await you. Where?Continue Reading →
People never get numb to tragedy. Even our first responders, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and doctors sometimes see things so disturbing they need a way to deal with them. It’s Mary Rollinger’s job to help. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy for her, either.Continue Reading →
When taking a walk, I happened upon these magenta berries – so unexpected and so beautiful. I love discovering small, unexpected gifts of nature. Then I wondered – what if I tuned in to small acts of human beauty, of kindness?Continue Reading →
Paris: The city of love, where people like to be close. Paris: Host to 27 million tourists a year. Paris: With the seventh busiest metro system in the world with 1.5 billion annual passenger rides.
Given all that, at Metro stations, Parisians have found a way to get some space – maybe, sometimes.Continue Reading →
Arnald Gabriel is off to conduct in Chicago, Miami, and other cities. You’d never know he’s almost 90. He looks 60. He packs his favorite baton. It’s light, made from balsa wood. He chose it because it balances perfectly on his finger. To a conductor, every detail is crucial.Continue Reading →
“Art is something people can disagree about in a way that brings them together,” Pat Miller said. She should know. Miller has been working in community arts for 30 years and has brought lots of people and organizations together as community volunteer.Continue Reading →
Rush here, rush there. Most of us have no time for mistakes. My GPS said, “keep left, keep left.” And I believed it – and whizzed past the exit for Route 1 that would take me to Old Town Alexandria, VA near DC. Then I saw a sign – “National Harbor” – and wondered, does […]Continue Reading →
Solo Elisa Young moved to rural southeast Ohio in the mid-1990s to help take care of her grandmother. She returned to live a sustainable life on a farm that had been in her family for seven generations and where she had spent her childhood summers. Little did she know then what her future would hold.Continue Reading →
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