Dance Plays a Vital Role in Health by Patricia Vaccarino
Dance plays a vital role in health, fitness and the pursuit of happiness! Health benefits include increased muscular strength, flexibility, motor coordination, aerobic fitness and physical stamina. Aside from obvious physical benefits, there are mental health benefits as well. Dance improves cognitive function and provides an overall sense of psychological well being.
Dominican-born artist Rose Deler reframes her outlook by Barbara Lloyd McMichael
In New York City's Jumel Terrace Historic District, Dominican-born artist Rose Deler reframes her outlook. Deler says that it’s that feeling of connection and looking out for one another that provides the neighborhood with peace of mind.
Nick J. Licata interviews Laura Coates, author of Just Pursuits. Her stories are not filled with anger or pity but with empathy for those caught in the legal-system web, both as victims and perpetrators.
Peace in Our Time by E.G. Singer
This is not the Ukraine, 2022. This is again Czechoslovakia,1968. It is a seminal year for all events: social, cultural and political, worldwide. Can this ragtag group of dreamers overcome the odds—will support come from people and governments around the globe?
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day—Time Marches On
As time marches on, there is only one hard truth: the more things change, the more things stay the same.
In Dave Bresler’s essay, the song Mr. Bojangles by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band reminds him of his beloved dog Samantha.
In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Book Review by Patricia Vaccarino
Country Girl by Edna O’Brien – Ireland Forever
Despite all of Edna O’Brien’s gallivanting to foreign ports, one has the sense that no place is really good enough for her, not London where she has lived most of her life, not even her beloved Ireland. Her only real home is in her head, and she would proffer to keep it there except her pen frees her to make Mother Ireland accessible to all of us.