playlist: summer no. 1

PLAYLIST: SUMMER NO. 1 Summer playlist in-the-works featuring Anderson .Paak, Ravyn Lenae and other funky, more up-and-coming artists. I’m going for a collection of some more mellow, feel-good songs that: -don’t evoke much emotion, -I can sing in the car, -work well in sunny, summery conditions -& have rich lyrics (more poetic; the kind that are sort of distracting). […]

on writing – column 2

ON WRITING – COLUMN 2: “MURDER YOUR DARLINGS.” Col. 2: It’s figuratively and literally etched on my being. “Murder your darlings.” I spent my senior year spring break in Costa Rica. It was during that trip that I came across the feisty phrase and, during that same trip, I had it tattooed across the arch […]

A day at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Today I stopped by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I always enjoy a trip there, but for some reason today was particularly enjoyable. Maybe it was my warm (figuratively, because it’s literally 30 degrees outside) start to the day, eating a “Kitchen Sink scrambler” from Succotash with two old friends…or maybe it was just some […]