Wine in New Zealand

Let’s Go For a Drink: Round 7

Once upon a time on my blog, I used to do this series called Let’s Go For a Drink, where I would tell you what’s up with my life as if we were sitting down and having a drink together. I recently read back through…

Take Care Of Yourself

How To Care For Yourself Today So We Can Fight Harder Tomorrow

Every Friday for the past six weeks, I’ve sent out a newsletter called The Friday Report to a small but mighty following. Usually, I fill the newsletter with links to articles, shows, products, Twitter accounts, and other Internet stuff I’ve been into during that particular week…

Things I'm Changing in 2017

4 Things I’m Changing in 2017

How do you feel about new year’s resolutions? I have a few thoughts on the subject. For one, I don’t think you need the blank canvas of a new calendar year in front of you to make a change or set a new goal. That…

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: End of Year Book Report 2016

Despite the madness of 2016, this year has been one of my best years for reading in a really long time. Lately, I’ve been reading a ton of fiction, which has been so good for the soul and also gave me the little kick I needed to start…

I Love Aruba

Highlights from My Trip to Aruba for ATECH 2016

You guys. I recently published a blog post on Aruba.com to talk about my experience in the country for the ATECH Conference 2016. Check it out by clicking the link below… My trip to Aruba was the third and final destination of an intense period…

Hilary Hahn

Review: Hilary Hahn Plays Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with ISO

Walking into Hilbert Circle Theatre this Saturday, there was a buzzing, youthful energy reverberating through the main lobby that I’ve rarely felt there before. Words like “transcendent” and “virtuoso” could be picked out from the excited conversations of attendants – many of them students carrying…

Be Natural, Be You

The 3 Commandments of Good Writing

Writing isn’t easy. If it were, we’d all have bestselling novels by now, or at the very least, would be able to get through our days without second-guessing every email we send, essay we hand in, or blog post we publish. Everyday, I get paid…

My Bookshelf: February – July 2016

Earlier this year, I thought I would make it a habit to blog every month about the books I’ve read and am reading. Oops. Even though I haven’t been writing about reading, I’ve still been reading quite a bit. Below are the books I’ve read, am…