Part 3: “The Front Man” My Conversation With Charles Ries in Four Parts

Part of that “living” that Charles does so well is as the front man for the band, “Charles P. Ries and The Minktronics”. An accomplished writer with both a novel and five published books of poetry to his name, Charles began doing public readings to aid in selling his book and his poetry. Kismet would … read more

Finally 21: The Mix Tape

One of the perks of having grown up in the pre-digital age of the 1980’s means I have an appreciation for that old standard of analog communication…the mix tape. Mix tapes were all of the things you couldn’t say with words, said with songs and neatly packaged onto a cassette tape deck. (Didn’t we have … read more

With Reflection + Gratitude

What’s that old adage about standing back and looking at things from a different perspective? One of the hardest things about being a parent is never really knowing if what you’re doing for your children is making a difference, resonating. Sometimes this requires us to stand back. Last week I volunteered to work at a … read more

“It’s About The Experience” – Part One

 “I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls…these city walls, only to be   with you. But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – U2 I love music. I have a daily connection to it. It drives me, it motivates me. … read more