• Essay

    Celebrate the freedom to read

    It’s Banned Books Week! First observed in 1982, Banned Books Week aims “to remind Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.” Through the years, many books now considered classics have been banned or suggested for banning. Have you read a banned book? You have if you’ve read:

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Linear connection

    Art can inspire non-artists to think, to feel, to experience, to enjoy a lovely view, or even to do something creative themselves. But one of my favorite things about art is its ability to inspire other artists to explore similar themes or ideas in their own works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A heart full of love for theater

    “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.” Mark Twain Click To Tweet Laughing’s one of my favorite things, and I ended up doing it quite a bit tonight as I watched Mark Twain: Unplugged at Act II Playhouse in Ambler. That’s why my post is going up later in the day ~ I knew I was headed to the theater and thought I’d write about it. I knew many of Twain’s quips and a lot about his life. But it was neat to see it as if Twain stood before me, telling his story, reading his stories, and making me laugh in real life instead…