Libraries We Love: My first love—the Yonkers Carnegie Library

I’ve written over twenty profiles of public libraries as diverse as the Library for the Performing Arts in New York City to the Ernie Pyle Library in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love all libraries, but it is the Yonkers Carnegie Library that will always be my first love. 


ALANA BELLE—A Woman After Our Own Hearts

Singer, Songwriter, Filmmaker Alana Belle was featured on the cover of our February 2018 Magazine. Much has happened since 2018. Her work The New Romantic: A Mood Film was released in September 2020 at the Northwest Film Forum Film Festival. In November she partnered with Lululemon and did a screening in their store. 


Should You Renovate Before You Sell?

Renovations can be a great value booster. The right changes appeal to buyers and help you make a great return on your investment. Here are four ways you might want to renovate before selling.


Tim Phelps On The Trail of Hope

Today on February 14, 2021, Tim Phelps is embarking on a nearly 1,800 mile journey. He is intent on getting a petition in front of President Joe Biden. His petition requests that the President of the United States of America offer an official public apology to all of the indigenous tribes in this country for the cruelty and mistreatment they have suffered at the hands of the U.S. government.


THE CONNECTOR FEBRUARY 2021

Artist Milan Heger is in love with freedom as much as he is in love with art.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING CLASS: The Mother of All Handbags

I was told never to place my handbag on the floor. I was told never to leave my handbag unattended. I was also told to never ever let another person touch my handbag. Disobeying any of the three cardinal rules of handbags brings poverty and is akin to having a gypsy place a curse on me. The gypsy’s curse lasts forever.


How Paint Color Can Enhance Your Mood

Your paint choices have a significant impact on your home. Not only can color determine your living space's overall aesthetic, but it can also influence your mood and set the right tone for your guests.


Can America Avoid the Fate of the Weimar Republic?

Over the last four years, the speeches, twitter outflow, and actions of President Donald Trump and the Republican members of Congress bear ominous comparisons to the campaign by Adolph Hitler and the German National Socialists (NAZIS) to establish one party rule, concentrate power in a single leader, and destroy the democratic government of the Weimar Republic in Germany in the 1930s.