The violin maker

The violin maker

From her workshop in Heid Music’s front window, Kara McCanna coaxes infinite circles of stories from the instruments she builds and repairs. A professional violinist and luthier, Kara works with precision instruments to build ethereal ones. She is the conduit between musician and instrument, the means by which each has the ability to play on. [...]

Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day!

Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day!

You can find a hashtag holiday for almost any occasion, but I think my favorite might be today. Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day, designed to celebrate anyone who makes life beautiful. That, my friends, means you. Happy #MakingLifeBeautiful Day to my friend Rose, who rescued a turtle and sat still enough to handfeed some hummingbirds, all on [...]

The magic Hallmark house

The magic Hallmark house

I have considered the house on the corner of Frances and Drew magical ever since my classmate Max lived there with his 17 brothers and sisters, his mother Marie, a professional softball player who pitched in the 1942 World Series Women’s Softball tournament and his dad Carl, who worked for the FBI under J. Edgar [...]