2017… what a year it’s been.
It’s certainly been a year of firsts. During the summer we took Monki on her first big trip, where she met most of her father’s side of the family for the first time. She was a trooper when it came to flying extended distances and experiencing new things! I even got the chance to write it up for the magazine, which was cool. Continue reading
In honor of the great Icelandic holiday tradition, Here’s a list of some of the best books of the last year for you to peruse, think about, ponder and maybe, just maybe, if you have the time, read. It’s a list with something for everyone and easily searchable. And as an added bonus, they have their lists for the past 9 years linked as well. Enjoy! #bookconcierge
This month, due to other peculiarities, I ended up with two pieces in the magazine, so yay! Double shot for everyone!
The first piece is about how it’s getting tougher and tougher to meet “the one”? There’s an interesting solution I look at and ironically, it involves not looking at all.
Jewish Nevada Encourages Folks to Connect with the Greater Community
Source: An Engaging Opportunity | David Magazine
The second piece is all about getting in shape for the new year. Some new and interesting workouts for you, right in the Las Vegas Valley!
Finding the Workout that Works for You
Source: Get Shaking | David Magazine
When you absolutely, positively need comic books and pulp magazines from decades ago.
Seriously… how amazing is it that these things are all online and available for research or just plain fun!
Source: Comic Book Plus – Free And Legal Public Domain Books
Categories: Art, History, Theater
Tags: A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, ghost stories, Happy Hannukah, holidays, Merry christmas, neil gaiman, Secret Museum, Victorian England
I’ve said it before. I love that on the Internet, people are making available all sorts of amazing, historical things which can be used for fun or for research or anything else. Continue reading
This is an amazing story! Holy crap the things this guy has done and how much he’s been an invisible part of my life, childhood and overall creative development!
My takeaway though, is this line:
“Colin told me one time that this is the way he went through life, that he liked to create things that people couldn’t un-think,” Dall said. “That’s how he got into a lot of things: he would come up with such original, creative and intelligent ideas that people would look at it and then they couldn’t go back.”
And if you want a piece of signed artwork, check out Colin Cantwell’s own website.
Source: He kept his Star Wars legacy a secret in Boulder for decades. At 85, the sci-fi pioneer is ready to step out. — The Know from The Denver Post
So this month’s issue of Vanish Magazine features my good friend Erica Vanlee on the cover. Of course, upon close inspection, it appears I actually wrote the story! Always so much fun to interview friends! Especially one as talented and fun as she is!
Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) was the last Jewish student at the Berlin Fine Arts Academy. The danger for her had become so great by late 1938 that her family decided to get her out of Germany.
This is an amazing, and sad and angering, story. What sucks is we’re STILL learning the extent of the damage done to the arts and sciences some 70 years after the fact.
What a different world we might have had.
Source: A Virtuoso Graphic Novel, Painted While in Hiding From the Nazis | Literary Hub
It’s the Thought that Counts, Right?
This month I take a look at some gift giving etiquette – and some of the really bad gifts people have gotten over the years.
Source: A Real Stinker | David Magazine