Local South Florida Musician Spotlight: Ominé Eager

It is rare in this modern world of auto-tune and manufactured pop divas to find raw musical talent in the mainstream. Most of what we hear on the radio is audibly "photo shopped", so-to-speak, and seemingly nothing comes from the heart. Despite the lack of quality in what we consider "popular" tunes, there is still … Continue reading Local South Florida Musician Spotlight: Ominé Eager

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End of the Rainbow, South Florida Theatre “Must-See”

The rise and fall of Judy Garland’s stardom and personal life are something of a Hollywood legend these days. From the young woman who skipped down the yellow brick road, to the feisty middle-aged lady who sang her heart out for weeks on end in a London theatre, we’ve all heard the stories and whispers … Continue reading End of the Rainbow, South Florida Theatre “Must-See”

My Podcast Appearance on Sports*Politik

Hello Dear Readers. Some of you may regularly read my blog, and yet you have never heard my voice. Well, today is your lucky day!  I was recently a guest on the House Podcast for the Sports*Politik blog. We discussed the creative process, "luck,"  and other interesting topics that writers and artists like to chat … Continue reading My Podcast Appearance on Sports*Politik

Every Song a Memory

Music has always been an important part of my life, despite the fact that I was born with no innate musical skills. Longing for something that passed me by on the natural talent spectrum has always been a source of frustration for me. I would love to have a singing voice worthy of a beautiful … Continue reading Every Song a Memory

Accidental Sexist?

Some people are very offended by the new song, “Accidental Racist” by Brad Paisley with guest singing/rapping by LL Cool J. Why are they offended? Well, they say the song is actually racist (Gawker), or they say that it misses the point of race identity and racism (Slate). People are horrified! Why would LL Cool … Continue reading Accidental Sexist?

March Madness

March is a crazy month. Seriously. College basketball is intense and unpredictable, allergies begin their attack with ferociousness, and the weather is...insane. If March were a person, she would be diagnosed with schizophrenia. I woke up this morning in Arlington County, Virginia to snow on the ground. Legitimate snow! We haven't had snow all winter … Continue reading March Madness

Happy Birthday, Aunt Susi

Today, January 22nd, would have been my Aunt Susi's 66th birthday. I remember her being very excited about turning 65 last year, as she was finally eligible for Medicare. She had struggled without health insurance for some time, and finally, she had the security of knowing that she could not be denied health coverage. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Aunt Susi

History is What You Are/History is What You Make

I went to see my favorite folk band play at Wolf Trap last Friday night. I grew up listening to this band because there was a time back in the late 80s/early 90s that my Aunt Susi managed them. They are a group based out of Maine called Schooner Fare. If you haven't heard of them, … Continue reading History is What You Are/History is What You Make

Sometime Around Midnight

It must be time for a wine post. But this will be unlike any post you have ever read...on this blog. There is nothing sexier than a delicious red wine. All you fellow wine lovers know that feeling you get when you have the first sip of an incredible wine. The flavor dancing in your … Continue reading Sometime Around Midnight