Monday, October 15, 2007

Is your music selection random?

Then you will LOVE this station! A new radio station in Greenville, SC...this place has the most random play list ever and I mean ever. When is the last time that you heard "The Adams Family" theme song followed up with a song from Cake played on the radio? The link is below for you to enjoy!
PS. Check out their version of Frogger...for all of you 90's game fans out there

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Music to my ears...

This week Lenny and I attended another Healing Arts Fundraiser event at the Easton home and had the pleasure of listening to the Spartanburg Philharmonic conducted by Sarah Ioannides.

The Healings Arts Program is a joint partnership between the health care community and the arts. The overall idea is to use arts in a public health care setting to help facilitate the healing process. I became especially interested in the organization after my grandmother was placed in a nursing home a few years ago and saw musicians visit the group on a frequent basis.

It was a great treat and if you enjoy classical music then I think you’ll like Sarah’s website. Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Hub City's Jewel

The Chapman Cultural Center
Oct 3, 2007

And so it’s here – the Chapman Cultural Center. Finally! Spartanburg has waited close to 20 years to have all nine different art organizations under one room. Here’s a few photos from the opening…

A view of the opening events on the plaza

Can you see me? I'm in a red shirt on the far right.

The historic Spartanburg bell from the first Opera House back in the early 1900's

Scaring small children since the 1960's

The lovely theatre!

The view of the plaza from the West Wing.

Monday, October 1, 2007

30 miles

Recently over the last few months, I’ve really gotten into cycling for fun. It’s been such a wonderful way to reconnect with my childhood joy of getting on a bike and riding wherever I please. Growing up in the suburbs of Ohio, it was a rite of passage for one to have a bike and to ride it beyond the security of your own street.

The feeling of the wind against your face as you traveled up and over the hills came back to me as I started riding n the summer of this year. We are blessed to have a local non-profit group, Partners for Active Living or PALS that created a bike program that allows you to rent a bike for three months for less than $20. Amazing!

My first bike ride since 1993 was July 27,2007 and I traveled 8.6 miles. Had I known that we were going that far, I probably would have never tried but I’m very glad I did. Now I’m up to 30 miles a week and for a novice rider, I feel that I making some type of progress. If you haven't tried riding a bike, you should. At least for a brief moment to connect with your childhood again.