Ann Patchett writes books I love to read, due in large part to the rich texture and sense of place they contain. She uses a lot of words to create the images of the scenery, the environment, the neighborhood, the people… “costuming”, as she referred to it. When I write, I find that those things […]
This morning I took my fifth grader to school. Fifth grade. Last year of elementary school. We have seen the signs coming that he is becoming a “Young Man”… black heads on his perpetually dirty face, soft curls turning into wiry, barely-controlled nests on his head, disinterest/obsession with women in low-cut blouses… here we go. […]
Black Friday is getting mixed reviews this year, as I’m sure you’re aware. There are those who have added a trip to one or five large national chain stores to their annual Thanksgiving holiday “to-do” list, and look forward to it each year with mounting anticipation. They gather the flyers, they visit the websites, and […]
Last year, I learned that this season’s Broadway Series at Walton Arts Center would include the highly acclaimed show, War Horse. It swept the 2011 Tony Awards, it had been made into a major motion picture, and now it was coming to Northwest Arkansas. It was a no-brainer that I wanted to see it.
It seems lately like most of my freetime is being spent on my crafting hobby. Okay, it doesn’t just SEEM like it – it IS being spent on my crafting hobby. But today I got a package in the mail that reminded me that I need to try to make more time for my other […]
At the request of my readers, I am posting the text of an email I sent to the director of Model & Talent Promotions. You can read the initial story about this group here… I suggest anyone who is interested in working with them check out their portfolios or clients first. Not surprisingly, I haven’t […]
Today was (and still is) a full day. It is one of those days when it seems that no one planning events in our community checked the calendar (casually assuming there is one) to see what ELSE might be going on. This morning, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks had their annual plant sale. On […]
It’s not a big job in terms of time commitment, but it’s a Big Job in terms of the impact it can have. I have been contracted as a development associate for a local professional theater company that is just getting geared up for it’s first full season. They need help with research and information […]