7 reasons to take vacations in January

1. You deserve it! It’s just that simple. And you’re grown, you don’t have to explain to anyone why you need a vacation. The holidays season can be fatiguing, and it is a great way to start the new year Read More …

 

Surviving the audition!

True, the audition can be a daunting experience for many, and has been described as being akin to angina – cheat pain, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, etcetera – and the worst part is that there really is no universal Read More …

 

Fall Makeovers: 5 Ways to Rejuvenate a Tired Sweater

With fall in the air, and winter right around the corner, you are dying to do some closet overhauling. So, before you get trigger-happy and take it out back and shoot that old but faithful sweater, rethink that notion. Here Read More …

 

Murder mystery heightens in Indy

The detectives collect photographic and forensic evidence of the crime – Embassy Hotel Okay, you can put your monocle down, no one has actually been killed – well, not that I know! But the popularity of the Interactive Dinner Detective Read More …

 

The tail of two cities: whose ass is on the (border) line?

Lawrenceburg is an erstwhile port city, seated on the bank of the Ohio River, at the caudal end of Indiana. If you were to look at a map of Indiana, where the straight line dips as if it were a Read More …

 

What does Francis Ford Coppola, Prince Charles, and the ”third world indigents” have in common? Mud houses and thatched roofs

Thatched roof hut at Karanambu Ranch Lodge, Rupunini, Guyana The homes on the South American continent, even with their fabled thatched roofs and mud huts, is to me, like none other on earth, but then perhaps I am biased, as Read More …

 

When pain becomes pleasurable

Studies suggest that the brain chemical dopamine, the chemical interface between events and our emotional response, cannot distinguish well between a negative or positive stimulus. In other words, it is non-discriminatory when it comes to the pain / pleasure dichotomy. Read More …

 

Glissandi on the Arabian Sea

The Queen’s Necklace. The pseudonym for the string of lights that decorate Marine Drive along the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, India Hosting an average of ninety-six thousand visitors per week, the mausoleum is not only a primary place of worship Read More …

 

Ladies: 7 ways to improve your Latin groove

With the weekend approaching, and the party already starting (I was at Jazz Kitchen tonight, and it’s on!), I know you would all appreciate knowing how to sharpen up your dance skills before venturing out……trust me, some of us could Read More …

 

Playing the slots (not a typo) in Indy

Long roads, corn fields, nothing much to see…oh, maybe it’s because it’s early in the morning and I am not yet awake…..well, ‘awake’ in my definition. It was approximately 9am, and I was weaving my way through Shelbyville, Indiana, to Read More …