FISH KNIFE

By Diana Calaway There we were at the luncheon table in the home of Di and Paddy, our dear friends in London.  He had arranged a tour of the UK for us, thanks to the acquisition of our North Carolina company by his firm. We had seen Stonehenge and Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas a Beckett…

Covid-19 and A Celebration of Life

By Linda Starkey Hot and humid. It’s typical weather down South in August when taking a breath makes one feel like one is drowning and any excess flesh manufactures rivers of sweat that pastes clothes securely to the body revealing unflattering rolls that might as well be naked. I reluctantly leavemy husband and fur-babies. Having been sequestered in…

Norm Birdsall to MC at Second Spring Arts Festival

Norm Birdsall was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up on the Jersey shore but fell in love with North Carolina back in the 70s while acting/directing at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Greensboro. He is a graduate of BYU with a degree in Speech and Theatre. He has worked in New York, along the east…

How Music Can Support Brain Regeneration & Healing

Written By: Ali Le Vere, B.S., B.S. – Senior Researcher Music, which may be the most ancient human language, has the potential to improve neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders by creating new brain cells and neural connectivity. Not only that, but music restores hormonal and immunological balance in a way mirroring adaptogenic herbs. The Evolution of…

Seven Habits of Highly Creative People

Seven Habits of Highly Creative People is an homage to Stephen Covey (Oct 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, and then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of an idea. If you have ideas, but don’t act…

How Creative Expression Can Benefit Older Adults

The older adults in Dr. Raquel Stephenson’s art therapy session are painting. One non-verbal participant lights up as she experiences the tactile qualities of paint—its smell, touch, and feel. “These visceral interactions with the materials opened up a new path for communication with her,” says Stephenson. “Where Alzheimer’s Disease slammed shut the door of communication,…