The Beethoven of the Woods

The Beethoven of the Woods

Perhaps, like me, he walked into the woods with the reverence of an eager nun willing to devote their time to a place that reminded them of creation itself. Imaginably the Beethoven of the woods allowed himself to be freed from the world's complicated structures by nature and let his mind wander beyond the symphony of foliage and into magnificent new worlds.

Why 90’s Kids Are So Nostalgic

Why 90’s Kids Are So Nostalgic

Fashion, television shows, films, and other forms of entertainment has seen a regurgitation of the era that is the 90s. The world has noticed that kids from the 90s are nostalgic and are now capitalizing on the throwbacks. However, 90s kids aren’t complaining. I was nine years old when my parents purchased and installed our [...]

How Storytelling Will Save The World

How Storytelling Will Save The World

Their stories are important and necessary to hear in order to understand the multi-dimensional painting of human society. In order to grow, we must learn, and in order to learn, we need to hear about the “other” by sharing their stories.

Coffee Shop Blogging

Coffee Shop Blogging

She felt the sharp sting of the hot handcrafted espresso beverage as it hit the tip of her tongue. The steamed soymilk foam did nothing to stop the boiling heat that had seeped like lava from the small to-go cup. She was sitting in the Barnes & Noble Starbucks café surrounded by dozens of magazine [...]

L is for the Locals

A visitor drives in from over the Grapevine and into the thin layer of smog covering the lid of the Central Valley that has been collected from cites all over. The non-local knows only of what he has been told. For the strange new face, Bakersfield is this mystic town filled with locals riding horses [...]

Coachella Recap: Weekend 2

Flashing lights, cool sounds and the hot desert. Coachella ended its two-weekend event yesterday with amazing performances from the last line up of artists for the 2014 season, however, it wasn't all cheers and smiles. Unfortunately, Chance the Rapper pulled out of his second weekend performance due to being in the hospital for an undisclosed reason, however, Arcade Fire was the [...]

How To Turn Water Into Words

How To Turn Water Into Words

“No one writes like that anymore,” she said. “No one takes their time to spin the right combinations of words in to a romantic piece of art; and by romantic, I don’t mean it in today’s sense, but in a way that implies beauty and splendor.” I had to agree. People usually saved their eloquent [...]

“I Used To Love Her (Again)” by Murs and 9th Wonder

“I Used To Love Her (Again)” by Murs and 9th Wonder

I fall in love with this song all over again every time I hear it. "I Used To Love Her (Again)" is a great verbal story about the journey of Hip Hop and it's relationship to our ever-changing culture. Murs, or Nick Carter, name is actually an acronym that he has said to mean either "Making the Universe Recognize and [...]

New Year Miracle

For those of you who were in attendance at the last party that I threw, which was overtaken by the apartment's vampire and her random friends, or for those people who have heard the ridiculous stories, you would think that I have since learned my lesson about planning "small get-togethers" in the New Year. Well--I [...]

Death, Rebirth and the Dixie Chicks

The night before the “end of the world” was an event that snowballed into an evening of silly apocalyptic confessions claiming they “let the dogs out,” interesting pictures of “raptured people,” and comments about how the Mayans were terrible at predicting their own demise. A slew of “doomsday” parties were thrown for no other reason [...]