The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare: A Book Review

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare: A Book Review

The year is 1687, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond tells the story of Kit Tyler, a young 16-year-old from Barbados who moves in with her aunt and uncle in Connecticut after the death of her grandfather. While she is used to having sunshine, freedom, and a prolific education, she is more than shocked to [...]

A Hidden Sanctuary: Thoughts on My Trip to The Met Cloisters

A Hidden Sanctuary: Thoughts on My Trip to The Met Cloisters

As the leaves start to fall one by one, and the golden slowness of my summer routine fades away, I'm recalling the lessons and observations that I picked up during my visit to The Met Cloisters in July. We're already halfway through September, with the autumn and winter holidays closer than we'd like to admit, [...]

A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: August

A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: August

Ahhh, August....... the last hurrah of summer! For me, it's a month filled with birthdays, family outings, and the beach. Below are my five selections which, I believe, perfectly fit in to an end-of-summer soundtrack! Kick back and soak it in folks... 1) "Csárdás," by Vittorio Monti I took quite a liking to this one-hit [...]