Fun Burrito and More…

(Originally posted March 5, 2014) A few nights ago I could of sworn there was some tomato soup in the drawer, went to make it and low and behold, no tomato soup. I found myself, as I so often do not knowing what to cook. When I saw a can of black beans (ding, ding, ding, a lightbulb went off in my head). This is a recipe my Mom showed me years ago and I have always used it as quick go to meal [...]

“A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra : A Review

(Originally posted February 16, 2014) I first saw the title of this book mentioned on twitter and the word “Constellation” caught my eye. I looked up the book on Amazon and found out it is about 1994 to 2004 Pre/Post War Chechnya. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is the debut novel from Anthony Marra. Being of my generation, I was very impressed with his writing and how his extensive [...]

Quick Tip: Healthy Eats

(Originally posted February 6, 2014) Last night I had a sudden craving for some veggie stir fry. I was going through the fridge to see what I had (because if you are a reader of this blog you know I don’t do “recipes”) and out came this amazing combination of veggies and spices that my family just devoured on the spot (hence the reason there is no photo to go along with this post). [...]

Featuring Chelsea McBee

(Originally posted April 4, 2013) Featuring Chelsea McBee I remember meeting Chelsea McBee around the time she started playing music and writing songs, and I can tell you first hand how far she has come since then. Chelsea is now a first class singer/songwriter and musician who when not traveling solo, travels around with several great bands who have helped her further develop her style over the [...]

Movie Review: Les Misérables

(Originally posted January 3, 2013) Welcome to my first blog post of 2013! I decided to bring in the new years blogging with another first, my first ever Movie Review. My friend and I went out to see Les Misérables on Christmas night. It was my first time going to a movie on Christmas and it was a lot of fun, no wonder it is such a popular tradition. For my 18th birthday my brother bought my [...]

In Depth with Laura Cortese

(Originally posted November 17, 2012) Laura Cortese is a Boston based musician working to get her new record “In The Lowlands” released next year. The record features original songs as well as some traditional ones. The new album has a lot of very special guest musicians who Laura has befriended over the years through being on the road and teaching at various music camps. Below is the video [...]

Porchlight Sessions: Anna Schwaber

(Originally posted October 17, 2012) When I first heard about this new documentary that was being made about Old-Time and Bluegrass music, I thought, this kind of thing has been way over done, so I was kind of skeptical…but I thought I’d check it out none the less. I found the trailer online and it caught my attention. I thought that it was a new take on Old-Time and Bluegrass music and did a [...]

My Take on “Crock Pot Corn Chowder”

(Originally posted October 17, 2012) Hey everyone! This is my first cooking entry, who’s excited? I am ecstatic to be able to share my ideas with the world, in this case through cooking. In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” –Khalil Gibran I’ve always loved making up [...]

Gracing the World With Her Voice: Lea Gilmore

(Originally posted March 31, 2012) I met this lovely woman when I was 6 years old. She has been a huge inspiration in my life. While growing up around Lea, I soon learned about all the work that she does, whether it be as a musician, social activist, mom, wife, and that doesn’t even come close to the list of things Gilmore has done and accomplished in her career. The Whole (S)tory (TWS): When [...]

Montana Gal: Jessica Kilroy

(Originally posted March 30, 2012) I met Jessica Kilroy several years ago at a music camp in Westminster, Maryland called Common Ground on the Hill in a songwriting class. We became instant friends and I fell in love with her voice and songwriting right away. I am really glad to be able to share this interview with you on Jessica. She has been touring around Europe this summer and is now back [...]
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