Editor’s Desk for May 2018

April 29 / 18 #5 / Vol. 6 Hey! Last day of April and tomorrow we’ll be moving into May. Not too much going on this month, in fact, I think it’s going to be a quiet month. Arctic Monkeys, Charlie Puth, Snow Patrol, and other artists are ready to release some new tunes for this month. Zac Posen is our Shadow Spotlight for May, while I’m going to see what Kansas City has to offer for our Where To segment. Are you ready for Comic-Con in San Diego this year? You should be. I’m sure some of you have all … Continue reading Editor’s Desk for May 2018

Reflections: Poems of Ambition…

April 30 / 18 We all have ambitions in our life. We want to set a goal and we’re not settling for less. People think ambition is a terrible thing when in reality it is not. If you set some goals, write them down, and not let people, procrastination, or anything else get in the way, then you know you’re on your way to something great. Here are two poems, National Poetry Month, I found that really spoke to me, especially the second one.               Image source: musings at random & Pinterest Continue reading Reflections: Poems of Ambition…

National Poetry Month: Lucille Clifton

April 28 / 18 National Poetry Month folks! The last featured poet and poems and I found some great poems by Lucille Clifton. Take a look at these… Credit source: Poem Hunter Homage To My Hips – by Lucille Clifton these hips are big hips. they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips. these hips are magic … Continue reading National Poetry Month: Lucille Clifton

Wknd Scene: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

April 28 / 18 Hello! The final weekend of April has come. The Santa Barbara Writers Conference is coming in June of this year. For those of you who may find this interesting, you still have a chance of registering. Here are the details from their website… Credit source: Santa Barbara Writers Santa Barbara Writers Conference June 17-22, 2018 Improve your craft • Find your tribe • Make lifelong connections Since 1972 writers from around the world have gathered each June at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to rub elbows with fellow storytellers, celebrate well-known authors, and network with publishing professionals.  … Continue reading Wknd Scene: Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Cool: Venom

April 27 / 18 Friday! The Cool segment has been dormant, but we’re back with it and do we have something for you guys! Venom, the newest film from the Marvel universe, debut a teaser trailer last year and a new full-length trailer debuted at the recent CinemaCon.     “One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.”   The film comes out October 5, 2018. What did you think about the trailer? Pretty good or not?     Image source: t1.gstatic.com & … Continue reading Cool: Venom

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18 Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization “whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado … Continue reading Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO