Art & Culture

Lovely isolation

While winter makes for a less-than-productive-and-overstressed-me, it’s wonderful reading weather. When it comes to putting nose-to-book, I have been very productive indeed. It’s tough though, given that my sister made the mistake of showing me the wonder of a […]

Art & Culture

The madness of March

The last three days of March have a reputation for being stormy. Scottish folklore proposes that those three days were borrowed from April, so that March might extend his intemperate power. The Spanish story about […]

Art & Culture

North of Nashville

 To start with, I want to give you some perspective. I’m writing this on a Sunday morning two days removed from an annual radio event called Country Radio Seminar. It’s attended by the best and […]

Art & Culture

Getting to know our kids

                  Recently, poet Kwame Alexander was a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition with Rachel Martin.  Mr. Alexander brought a friend with him, Ann Marie Stephens.  Ms. Stephens is a children’s book author and first grade […]