Category: Books & Resources

Appalachia Music & New Albums

I’m super excited about this post. It is about one of my favortist subjects; Appalachian music. The music that was created from those who came from Ireland and England to the hills of Kentucky. I’m not sure exactly where my initial interest in folk…

The Art of Wabi Sabi

Imagine a crack in a vase. Imagine how you would feel if there all of a sudden was a big crack in your favorite vase. Now imagine instead of feeling anger about the crack, just fill that gap with pure gold. This is the teaching…

Music: “New Multitudes” Woody Guthrie Tribute

If you’ve kept up with exscapes, some of you may have read several posts about My Morning Jacket & Jim James concerts. Thankfully since they’re based out of Louisville, they frequently have concerts here in the Bluegrass (and I frequent these concerts!). I will…

“The Ascending Journey” An Oboist’s Story

“The Ascending Journey” is a documentary that was made about my Oboe teacher, Nancy Clauter. The Vis-Center (Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments) at the University of Kentucky produced the film that tracked my Oboe professor’s life for a 6 month time period. The film focuses…

“Choosing Simplicity” by Linda Breen Pierce

A couple weeks ago my mom checked out the book “Choosing Simplicity” from the library and told me I should read it too. At first I thought I would just look over the book, but I ended up reading the whole thing and wanted…

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