A dedicated wife and mother of two, Meredith crafts her pieces at home from the dining room table. But her life didn’t always look this way.Read More
Self-defense is important—but “fighting” never seemed to enter the equation, and I can assure you I have had a violent life.Read More
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “fake it ‘till you make it,” and I’m here to show you how. It might feel a lot like lying to act confident when you’re not, or trying to convince people that you have what it takes, when you’re not even convinced yourself. But getting anywhere in life depends on how willing we are to do things that we don’t feel like doing. Such as pulling ourselves out of bed on a rainy morning to enter the rat race of rush-hour gridlock.Read More
It was a big surprise when, a few weeks in, he told me that he doesn’t like “white people food.” First off, I didn’t know “white people food” was a genre. I had always just referred to it as food. Apparently, he had been faking it at all those family functions, and even at our own wedding.Read More
But LeBron keeps getting in our way. This year, he did it in a style that was becoming of humanity’s greatest athletes. His basketball acumen, ability, and intelligence has yet to be matched. Clevelanders know all this because they see him play every night.
I also know. I live in Toronto.Read More
Yunus Yildirim, one of two brothers who own Anatolia, is very well versed on more than just the cuisine at Anatolia; he wants you to have an actual experience, to be transported to another place for just a moment with each savory dish that touches your taste buds.Read More
One of my favorite quotes on love comes from Thich Nhat Hanh. “You must love in such a way that the one you love feels free.”Read More
There are sonnets about love, and there are sonnets about losing love. But there aren’t nearly enough sonnets about figuring out when the love has really been lost.Read More
The old man lowered his voice and said, “I wouldn’t mess with the ice.” I thought, “Yeah, what kind of idiot would take that chance?” After the old man left, you’d assume I would heed his warning and my own intuition. Instead, I told the young man, who later introduced himself as Ben, that I’d love to try ice fishing but was a little apprehensive about walking on melting ice on a 60-degree day.Read More
What’s fascinating to watch is that through their bodies these dancers are internalizing a vast range of stories...Read More
I sold my BMW for a Fiat because it gets 61 miles to the gallon, making it affordable for long drives.
I am a musician-turned actor/model from Cleveland, Ohio. I earned my bachelor’s in Psychology from Kent State University.Read More
As part of A Blog for All Things Art's debut launch today, we wanted to share with you some of the exciting projects we've been working on this year. Our team continues to be inspired and engaged by the work of these writers; we can't thank them enough for allowing us to be a part of their writing process!Read More
Joy Karuna and her husband, Tom, live on a no-frills budget. They reside in a two-bedroom, one-bath home; eat inexpensive, home-cooked meals; and buy clothing at thrift stores.
Theirs is not an easy, silver-platter life. But Joy’s demeanor mirrors the geniality and optimism of her first name. Recently, in a Facebook post expressing unease about the state of the world, Tom reached out for people’s thoughts on potential pathways to social justice and lasting peace. Joy posted a response consisting of five words of reassurance:
“Cows. Cows are the solution.”Read More
At first glance, Dr. Michael A. De Georgia appears to be all about science and medicine. As the Director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at University Hospitals (UH) and the Maxeen Stone & John A. Flower Endowed Chair in Neurology, most of De Georgia’s life is spent in the hospital, and in academia—teaching, writing papers, and lecturing. But his career vision in high school was to embrace his artistic side as a future graphic designer.Read More