Without electronic amplification, the Band of Voices led by Alfred Calabrese expanded and contracted, filling the Basilica without accompaniment, moving our hearts in a rhythm of beauty with the physicality of music that it is only possible with the human voice or the organ. I often held back tears.
A Little Goes a Long Way
As a mother of many children, who grow older and older, we seem to be deepening the ruts in the road along our track. How do we recapture the things that fell by the wayside or whose spotlight diminished? Little by little.
What’s the big deal about Saint Patrick’s Day?
Saint Patrick’s Day becomes a way of showing Irish pride or support of Irish independence, or dare I say, support that all people should be free and accorded their God-given rights and dignity, which no one should take from them.
Poetry from the Muses / A Review of Meet Me At the Lighthouse
To be sure, as others have said, Meet Me at the Lighthouse is nostalgic. But even more, this work explores what Gioia so often speaks about, that this ancient art of poetry is an exercise of memory.
The Making of a Documentary, Part 2 / Art and Empathy
Though telling stories in documentaries, Hayes said, “You get more of a sense of how complex everybody on earth is. It makes you have way more empathy for people.”
The Making of a Documentary Film
Let’s film you In the fall of 2021, Dillon Hayes of All I Have, LLC, emailed my husband to see if he would be open to participating in a documentary. The prospect sounded exciting. I joined the conversation when Hayes expressed a desire to not only film my husband at work but the entire family,Continue reading “The Making of a Documentary Film”
Valentine’s Day Movie Recommendations
Read on for my list of romantic movie recommendations for the whole family this Valentine’s Day.
Love the home you have / Barn Edition
Rather than try to impose my will, my daydreams or my Instagram feed, I’ll pause, do the best I can to care for the exterior of the place, and see what it has in store, what its blueprint indicates, like we try to do for those who live within its walls.
Finding the Arts in a Rural Community
I‘m always looking for more opportunities and experiences for the arts, whether for myself or my children. And after so many years of searching, it surprising to sit back and look at just how much there is going on where we live.
Winter Books When Winter Feels Long
It’s time to get even cozier as we wait and wonder how much longer this lack of sunshine will go on. Here is a list of book recommendations for all ages to help fight the winter ennui.