October and the Trees Are Stripped Bare

Well, my two other most favorite bands are celebrating anniversaries this year, so let’s give them some love, too. U2 just celebrated 40 years as a band. 40 years! Not many bands can claim this milestone. I was late to the U2 game. I remember hearing their early hits on the Top 40 countdown, but […]

Art and Science

I told Deb that “we were in for a weird day.” She had agreed to join me at a performance art event followed by a “sensorial experience.” Artist Oliver Herring was invited to the college campus where I work to put on his performance art event called “Areas for Action.” He spent five days on […]

Ending Rocklessness in Girls Forever

My boyfriend is a drummer, so when I spied a sticker with an illustration of knuckles and drumsticks on a coworker’s water bottle at a meeting, I asked her about it. And that’s how I found out about an international movement to empower girls called Girls Rock Camp. Girls Rock Camp helps girls “find their […]

Books and Cats

I’ve been wanting to visit Portland, Oregon, for years. I knew that I would love it, but it would be an expensive trip and I would have to take at least a week off from work. And I tend to take all of my big vacations in England, my second home. Well, the stars aligned […]

Steve Martin, Museum Curator

He’s a comedian, actor, producer, and musician. And now he can add museum curator to the list. Steve Martin was in town last month to talk about the exhibit he helped curate at the Museum of Fine Arts. Martin is also an avid art collector, and he enjoys the work of Canadian painter Lawren Harris. […]