By James Kibby I understand the title of this post is a bit provocative, but it got you here, right? Before you jump off this post believing it's click bait, just keep reading to find out what Danica McKellar looks like now... She played Winnie Cooper on the popular TV series The Wonder Years, and…Read more Wild Nights! – With Emily Dickinson
By James Kibby 19th Century America is one of my favorite periods in American history to study because it was in this century that the U.S. established itself as a superpower and faced it's greatest challenge as a nation: civil war. It's crazy to think about how bloody this war was, how bitter the sentiments…Read more When the Morning Comes (A Civil War Ballad)
By Elizabeth Mitchell Her eyes blinked open. Habitually she looked above her grounded nest of moss and grasses for any hawks. Although rarely a threat, the habit was deep within her. Her small flock and mate had already moved on. She gently moved her still healing wing. Perhaps a few more days, and she would…Read more His Eye is On the Sparrow
By Thomas H. Iak Unbeknownst to me, the ghosts of childhood follow as I stepped through the revolving door of the downtown high-rise. The Italian marbled three-story entry screamed opulence, and I asked myself if I belonged here. Yes. Yes, I do. I paused, took a gander at my reflection in the polished elevator door,…Read more Mother, May I?
By James Kibby In 2010 I wrote this for a Media Writing class and wanted to share it. Ten years have gone by and much of what I wrote still holds true. Enjoy!... It's one of the few things we're known for next to chicken wings, a depressing sports history, and Niagara Falls, but when…Read more Old Man Winter Returns Home to Buffalo
Autumn winds Shake the trees To make them bare To make them free Breath of God Breathe on me Make me bare Make me free There is a transition toward the end of the autumn season where the wind blows a little stronger to shake the remaining leaves from the trees. Usually this happens in…Read more Autumn Winds
By Olivia Haas One of my favorite things about painting is the time spent with people. Likewise, with music it is so much fun to come together and collaborate with friends that have different strengths than I do and see the creativity flow. I always prefer painting with people rather than by myself because it’s…Read more A Canvas, Coffee, and Good Company
By Evan Anstey Geez, let’s see how much I can remember here. It was probably 2013 or 2014. Tom and I had always enjoyed fishing; it was easily one of our favorite hobbies – something peaceful, yet exciting that we regularly take part in to this day. And any fisherman will tell you, there is…Read more Lucky?
My good friend Evan Anstey and I were busy (well, as busy as we could be in 2020) over the summer finishing up our new album together. It's called The Weekend Preacher and the best way we can describe it is that it's your local newspaper sung. All the songs were inspired by news articles…Read more The Weekend Preacher