Musical pairing – Beautiful Eyes by Taylor Swift It’s quiet this morning except for a train somewhere off in the distance . . . I don’t know where that train is going but it’s these moments when I’m present enough to actually hear its whistle, I wonder where those tracks […]
There is no scene in movie history more replete with Halloween theming and atmosphere than the Great Hall Halloween celebration from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Illuminated jack-o-lanterns hover in the Enchanted Ceiling. But most importantly the tables are heaping with magical treats and that’s not just hyperbole, because […]
Musical pairing – Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s I remember arriving in Indiana for the first time more than 15 years ago; it was late August and the heat was staggering. My clothes stuck to my body, my hair frizzed, my energy zapped an hour after I left […]
Some recipes are foolproof. Especially the ones composed of wonderful things that are delightful alone and are therefore even better together. This is one of those recipes. And I needed the kick off to Halloween season to be a good one. To me, Halloween is a season of atmosphere and […]
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to […]
Musical pairing – A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker Mmmmm Mmmmm Good, Mmmmm Mmmmm Good, That’s what Campbell’s tastes like, Mmmmm Mmmmm Good! So now that this little catch-phrase will be rolling around in your head for the next 24 hours, let’s talk soup shall we?
Avery Olund-Smith is entering her sophomore year at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where’s she’s studying English. She’s from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She loves biking to Findlay Market and writing with the Cincinnati organization Women Writing for (a) Change, and considers […]
It’s that time of year again . . . as you can see the pumpkins are just starting to show up at the markets and those of us who love to decorate with them are in heaven!
Musical pairing – Gossip In The Grain by Ray LaMontagne Cool days. Bright apples appearing in the markets and grocery stores. Pencils and backpacks, calculators and notebooks advertised at every hand. The whole world lately has been singing a back-to-school ode to me, a song of approaching autumn and the […]
Musical pairing – I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I’m here to tell you that a recipe or a meal is also worth a thousand words. For some, that dish might be a special birthday cake, cinnamon rolls […]
Musical pairing – Shine On Harvest Moon by Leon Redbone Do you know where the term ‘Harvest Moon’ comes from? Well, the full moon that is closest to the Autumnal Equinox used to help farmers bring in the harvest. The moon rises sooner after sunset at this time of year, […]