Author Archives: Barbara McDowell

How Do You Ring in a New Year?

Pastel New Year 2 via Billy Alexander stock.xchng.com My mother always says the way you ring out the old year is how you’ll spend the new. When I was younger, there was no sense of relevance to her words.  New … Continue reading

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Artistic Lessons for Us Courtesy of the MTV VMAs

To some, the annual Video Music Awards are of a past era–one where the thrill of seeing cutting edge artists like Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna is long over.  I’ve watched the awards each year and wished for many of … Continue reading

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