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Holiday Shopping Gets a Handmade Makeover

Holiday Shopping Gets a Handmade Makeover

I love the holiday season. I really do. I love the lights, the music, the decorations, the baking, the shopping, and, most of all, the Christmas tree. I know that many people (including my roommate, who has been proclaiming “Bah Read More…

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Going for It

Going for It

There is something magical about these 3 little words: “Going for it!” I’ve realized this a lot lately. My friend Susie’s boyfriend, Dan, dressed up as Macho Man Randy Savage for Halloween this year, and she costumed as his longtime Read More…

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Making Time to Play & Dream

Making Time to Play & Dream

Got a minute? Chances are, you don’t.  Who doesn’t feel rushed these days? And this is not a new thing.  Three decades ago, I was a young elementary school teacher in Upper Arlington when David Elkind, a nationally recognized child Read More…

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Creative Costuming: Where Creativity Meets Parenting

Creative Costuming: Where Creativity Meets Parenting

Halloween has long been my favorite holiday. Since I was old enough to aim a glue gun, I’ve been creating my own costumes and, much to their chagrin, siblings’ costumes here or there along the way. I once made my Read More…

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Gaming and Creativity

Gaming and Creativity

Seriously now, roll a d20 and add your Creativity skill. Ok, I have no idea what that means, but my husband, an avid gamer, sure does. We have been married for seven years and I have had to listen to Read More…

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Push Play

Push Play

Looking back on some of my fondest memories, most began with, “Can Cassie come out to play?”  Why? Quite simply, because play is fun.  What if I use this beach towel as a flying carpet to travel to London to Read More…

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Make Your Own Fun

Make Your Own Fun

Times are tough, right?  With personal entertainment budgets suffering at the hands of student loan debt, rising food costs, and a thousand other matters, we’re forced to squeeze our entertainment budgets. I’ll tell you what my friends and I do: Read More…

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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  Encouraging Meaningful Dialogue Last week, I attended a five-day institute for museum educators held in Chicago.  We gathered together from across the country to talk about teaching in art museums, with the Art Institute of Chicago as our playground.  Read More…

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Creative Theft

Creative Theft

In the years since the rise of easy-to-access digital media and the proliferation of user-generated content on sites like YouTube, there’s been a flood of remix and mashup projects that show a tremendous amount of creativity. Originally coined as the Read More…

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Travel Musings from a Museum Nerd

Travel Musings from a Museum Nerd

I am a museum nerd. I work at an art museum and I love museums of all kinds – art museums (of course), history museums, house museums, science museums and on and on. Whenever I travel I search them out… Read More…

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