You Get What You Need.
How many baby boomers have taken advice from Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones?
If your answer resembles, “I used to listen to them,” it’s time to reset.
Just because you got older doesn’t mean the songs of your youth lose their meaning.
It could be the opposite.
Consider the first part of the title: If you try sometimes…
Is there a more pressing time than now to try a little harder?
Too often we check out on the idea of trying harder. When someone suggests you try harder, it feels like an accusation.
“What? Try harder? You don’t think I’m trying hard enough? Well mister, let me tell you about trying…”
Then they go off on a history of trying.
The elders of society have it best. When you’ve got WWII as the default for trying harder you can’t lose.
“Try harder than taking down Hitler and Tojo? It doesn’t get any harder, son,” they say.
Then there’s the rest of us. [Read More…]
Special events have one thing in common: they’re special. The only problem is remembering how special. Sure you’ve got pictures to break out. Nothing refreshes memory like images. Video is even better. But what drives things deeper into meaning is talking about it. “Remember the time when…?” We’ve all heard stories that began that way. […]
What Does Google Say? Boston becomes the first city to designate a literary cultural district. Portland can’t be far behind since the choices at the original coin toss to name the city was either Portland, Maine, or Boston. That might not be enough to kick start a lit-district into gear, but just knowing another city […]
Laura Ross-Paul launched a book in downtown Portland last night, not just any book. In an event at the Froelick Gallery she read a passage from “THEY’RE MINE AND I’M KEEPING THEM, How freezing my breast saved my breast.” This was a woman in victory after the hard work of fighting breast cancer. It was […]
The Kite As Canvas, The Sky As Studio. Say the word kite and what image comes to mind? Add paper, wood, and string in the right measure and you’ve got a kite. Or do you? More than a hobby, or something for a nice day, the kite carries as much history as you can tie […]