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Creative Inspiration, Supermoon Style

by Meredith Mullins on August 25, 2014

Supermoon with fir trees offers creative inspiration in 2014

The howling supermoon
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The Howling Moon

 There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
                                                                                                        —George Carlin

The August Supermoon made headlines. No surprise. We seem to revere supersize things (Mayor Bloomberg’s jumbo soda ban notwithstanding). And, we often look to the sky for creative inspiration and a connection to the rhythms of the earth.

Inspired by Art and Wondering Why?

by Sheron Long on August 18, 2014

Sculpture of "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin is itself an example of inspiring art used in this article to suggest making an emotional connection to art instead of overthinking it. (Image © Robert Long )

“Le Penseur” (The Thinker) by Auguste Rodin at the Rodin Museum, Paris.
Image © Robert Long

Don’t Overthink It!

Art. It’s part of our earth and in every heart. It’s as old as time, and yet it lights up the future. It speaks to you without words.

Art began talking to me during college, not as much in my art history class as on a study abroad visit to the Rodin Musuem in Paris. Perhaps it was my age and the subject matter of “The Kiss” that caused the emotional connection, but art has been a source of inspiration ever since.

Food for Thought: Can Anyone Love Field Rations?

by Meredith Mullins on August 4, 2014

An MRE Beef Enchilada, life-changing experiences with field rations (Photo © Meredith Mullins)

The Beef Enchilada MRE main course. Tasty? You be the judge.
© Meredith Mullins

Life-Changing Experiences: The MRE versus the RCIR

Life for military personnel in the field is never easy. Sometimes the only part of the day to look forward to is meal time. Enter the MRE.

Meals Rarely Edible? Meals Rejected by Everyone? Morale Reducing Elements? Materials Resembling Edibles?

The MRE—Meal, Ready-to-Eat—is a staple for American military in combat or in the field where other food options are not available. But, as you can see by the affectionate monikers, MREs are considered far from a fine dining experience. They offer life-changing experiences in the world of “fooding.”

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