Since dance, ballet in my case, is a great love of mine, I decided to write about another genius of choreography. I decided to pick an artist I knew little about and truly wanted to learn more about.
Recently, a patient I fill prescriptions for came in and asked me if I could find her information on Chaga and Ganoderma (Reishi). I was happily surprised with what I found and decided to share it.
This article will be as basic and straight to the point as possible. When I was child, I got a great deal of positive reinforcement to have respect for others and utilize good social graces.
Sir Frederick Ashton, who despite many hurdles and prejudices in his youth, went on to follow his dream and become one of ballet's most original, beloved and outstanding choreographers.
This is a brief but complete biography of Balanchine. When I took ballet, I enjoyed learning some of his outstanding choreography.
As I started my own research to get a fuller history of Marius Petipa, I decided to share this information with my fellow lovers of ballet.
Now that I have hopefully enticed people with the benefits of medicinal herbs from previous articles, it is now time to learn the fun, rewarding and enjoyable art of growing herbs... and it is easy!
Since we live in a multi-task on top of multi-tasking society where anxiety is high and sleep is often deprived, I decided to go over some of the herbs I have personally had to give advice for.
This is Part 2 in a series of articles that utilize herbs, vitamins or minerals to work with traditional meds to improve the outcome of health issues.
As a pharmacist, I would often research foods for patients who wanted to incorporate foods and herbs to either maintain a healthy life or to use in conjunction with standard treatment for an illness.
This is Part 4 of a series of articles on throwing on a wheel. This is a step/technique when one needs or wants to make a number of identical or small ceramic pieces - As all the steps, it is fun!
I will utilize this article on only one technique - pulling/making handles. Like all others it is fairly easy and fun BUT requires practice to attain consistency.
This is Part 2 on a series of articles that addresses the basics to throw on a wheel. This article will deal with trimming. This step, as all the others, is fun.
First of several articles on throwing on a pottery wheel. It is rewarding on several levels = accomplishment, artwork, having great fun and making great friends.
I use my love and experience for ballet to write an article for people to realize that friends are not just there for the "good times" but more importantly to help us get through the bad.
I love impressionism and absolutely love ballet so Degas was chosen for my next article. My article will touch on Degas's background and his use of ballet as one of his themes, my personal favorite.
I wanted to combine a personal story of my favorite painter, Caravaggio, with a background of this superb Renaissance artist for an art history lesson.
Through all the bleak (but improving!) days I am currently experiencing and when I need an emotional uplift, I think and "relive" a wonderful memory like this: the day I fell in love with ballet.
This is an article I actually wrote for someone while incarcerated in Allegheny County Jail. He got released and never did anything with it. I will.
I accepted foreclosure due to unexpected incarceration due to probation violation. I don't accept the Banks & their Property Manager keeping over $300,000 of my property including my Mother's Ashes!
This is one of shortest articles I've written but it says a great deal.
The inadequacies of our social system in helping those in need (this person in particular)
The Arts - especially BALLET - is always a bright spot when life is dark and dismal.
This being my first holiday in a shelter, it ended up being a day where I saw the absolute worst and the absolute best of humanity.
To dovetail a topic I alluded to in my homeless series, I want to detail a very bad experience I had Allegheny County Jail
This is my continuing saga of what it is like - is like for me- to be an intelligent and well educated person and to suddenly find myself homeless and the hurdles I have had to contend with.
THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES WHICH GIVES READERS THE POINT OF VIEW OF SOMEONE WHO HAS SUDDENLY FOUND HIMSELF HOMELESS. THE FIRST ARTICLE WILL BE MORE OF A 'MENU' OF TOPICS TO COME.