Everyday Inspiration

FacebookTwitterPinterest“Everyday” and “commonplace” have come to mean that which is unextraordinary, but I challenge the concept, because thanks to modern innovations, humankind has access to exponentially more information, stories, and people than ever before.  We need only click a few links and we can read or witness countless inspiring narratives or incredible feats at any…

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Well, Hello Dalai

FacebookTwitterPinterest This past Tuesday I hung out with the Dalai Lama. That is to say: I was in the same room as his Holiness, along with 1000 others, for a panel discussion of “The Significance of Education in Advancing Universal Human Values.” The event was made possible by the University of California at Irvine, the…

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How Beauty and the Beast Prepared Me For #TheDress

FacebookTwitterPinterestTaylor Swift is scared, people.  Scared!  According to her tweet regarding #TheDress, the fact that individuals throughout the world view the colors of this trending-fashion-dud differently, due to scientifically-explained pre-dispositions of the individual human retina, worries her.  She is worried.  She is young.  She is … blond … and for the record, no one disputes…

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Emma, Paige and Me

FacebookTwitterPinterest(on Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast) Paige O’Hara and I are friends.  I’m so pleased to be able to say that, because I truly admire her performance as ‘Belle’ in the Oscar-winning animated feature Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991).  I was unbelievably lucky enough to go on and originate the role of ‘Belle’…

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Happy, Happy Holidays, People – DIY!

FacebookTwitterPinterestFor a change of pace, this blog entry is not dedicated to me or my recent doings or what I’m up to in the New Year – you can figure all that out – and I’ll keep you posted in months to come about the tour and CD release and whatnot.  Today, I’d rather talk…

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