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Rediscovering Hothouse Flowers: A Personal Journey through Timeless Music

Hothouse Flowers

Places: Music Can Take Us Back To Places Deep In Our Memories. More than 30 years ago, I stumbled upon the mesmerizing sounds of the Irish band Hothouse Flowers, and their music became a constant companion. Tracks like “Don’t Go” and “I Can See Clearly Now” found a permanent place in my playlists, creating a […]

The Timeless Allure of Game of Thrones: A Journey Through 11 Years of Epic Fantasy

Game Of Thrones

Places: The Best Entertainment Art Can Transport Us To Fantastical Places And Spark Imagination. I started watching Game of Thrones in 2011 when the series first launched and continued until the series conclusion. Since that time, I have also read all of George R. R. Martin’s books in the series. So, suffice it to say, […]

Wrapping 2023 With A Few Great Novels!

General and Julia

Places: Travelling To Past Lives,  To India And The Multi-Generational Experiences Of Family And Into The History Of The Civil War. I always look forward to the holidays.  Not only is it a time to celebrate family and friends but also to ponder the previous year and consider what a fresh New Year will bring. […]

Donna Tartt: A Literary Maestro Whose Words Transcend Time

Donna Tartt AEH Blog

Places:  The Richness Of Fictional Characters Connects Us To Where They Live And Makes Us Hope For More. Donna Tartt, the acclaimed author of “The Goldfinch” and “The Secret History,” has etched her name in the annals of contemporary literature. Her talent, storytelling prowess, and ability to create intricate worlds have made her a beloved […]

Greta Gerwig: Paving the Way for Female Filmmakers with Creativity and Barbie

Greta Gerwig

Places:  Optimism For Future Places Where Gender Equality Is A Given. In the male-dominated world of filmmaking, Greta Gerwig has emerged as a shining beacon of talent, breaking barriers and redefining the landscape. Her journey from indie darling to mainstream success has not only captivated audiences but has also played a significant role in opening […]

The Comedy Renaissance: New Laughs


Places:  Laughter And Comedy Propels Us To A Lighter Place Where We Are Reminded To Not Take Things So Seriously. In the ever-evolving landscape of comedy, a noticeable shift has occurred, marked by a resurgence in milder, yet incredibly hilarious performances. I recently attended a live performance by Nate Bargatze. Comedians like Bargatze epitomize this […]

U2’s Phoenix-like Ascent and The Sphere: A Symphony of Art, Innovation, and Resilience


Places:  The Sphere Is A Place Of Stunning Artistic Potential And Experiential Entertainment. When discussing resilience, adaptability, and the undying spirit of creativity, the tale of U2’s metamorphosis offers a compelling narrative. Their journey, from a major public relations misstep to a reemergence on one of the most innovative stages in the world, underscores how […]

Taste, Creativity, and the Chains of Social Censure: A Modern Perspective

Art of Censorship

Places:  Is Our Collective Consciousness Leading Us To A ‘Victorianesque’ Place Where Self-Righteous Indignation Is The Norm? Pablo Picasso once observed, “Taste is the enemy of creativity.” At its heart, the sentiment reflects the idea that adhering to conventional aesthetics and values can be restrictive, if not detrimental, to the creative process. This timeless idea […]

Bridging Generations: The Untapped Wisdom in Our Elders’ Stories

Senior Stories

Places:  Our Elders Can Lead Us To Places Of Enriched Understanding Through Their Stories. Recently, an article from CNBC surfaced on my newsfeed. It wasn’t the usual kind of news. Instead of focusing on the hustle and bustle of our modern world, it prompted a moment of reflection. In our race to stay updated, have […]