Read Nancy’s latest stories covering entertainment, creativity, humor, life lessons, and entertaining travel. From television, film, and music analyses to celebrity profiles, fascinating destinations, and takeaway tips, there’s a lot to explore.


On The Road With Quilting Comedy

June 2019 has been a busy month with the kick off of The Quilting Comedy Show. The Shipshewana Quilt Festival, an amazing event showcasing the …

Read More →

Entertaining Insights: Guts & Patience

When Academy Award winner Tom Hanks was recently asked by TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie to offer up his gutsiest career decision, he replied, “The gutsiest thing sometimes is to say ‘no’ to something.”

Citing examples of money and flattery as tempting triggers to say “yes,” Hanks reminded me of the fact that many of us jump into projects and opportunities because

Read More →

Five Creative Life Lessons from ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Don’t worry! No spoilers.

Whether or not you’re a fan of the antics of Midge Maisel and her colorful journey, Amazon’s comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel offers up plenty of life lessons to ponder as we craft our own to-do lists on the road to creative success in 2020. Here are a few….

Read More →

5 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Person of Interest’ And ‘Lost’ Favorite Michael Emerson

Actor Michael Emerson has a talent for engaging binge-watching TV fans with his memorable characters. When I wrote this 2016 piece highlighting a few little …

Read More →

Reunion Jitters? 5 Tips To Make Your School Reunion Marvelously Memorable

’tis the season for high school reunions! If you’re headed in that direction, consider these tips and stay grounded before the big event. I offered …

Read More →
vinyl-vintage records

When Records Break Records: What’s Your Vintage Vinyl Really Worth?

Like most old-school trends, vinyl records seem to have come back in style. And like everything else, there are some real vintage gems floating around …

Read More →