12 Things You May Not Know About Edgar Allan Poe

Over the summer I’ve had the privilege of doing research for a future project involving Edgar Allan Poe (that’s all I will say about this project for now).  So, over the summer I have flooded my Facebook page with posts and pictures about Poe (without revealing  what I’m working on). I have also discussed him… Read more »


BANA: Heart of Darkness is now Represented

Some time ago we blogged about the making of the pilot for the web series BANA: Heart of Darkness (the pilot episode is titled “The Game”).  We weekly took you though the ups and downs in the filming of BANA  through a four week behind the scenes series title Confessions of a Filmmaker (see links below). … Read more »


Walk-A-Bout to Roosevelt Island

I took a Saturday walk up 8th Ave in Manhattan to find a pleasant surprise – a bazaar lasting several blocks (from 42nd Street up to Columbus Circle). Here was the joy of NYC venders mixed with various foods (including fried ice cream) giving the event a “county fair” feel but NYC style. From there… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout Green-Wood Cemetery

You either love them or hate them, but most of us have strong feelings about cemeteries. I’m one of those who loves them (after all, I plan on spending a great deal of my future in one). I find cemeteries with monuments or old headstones to be my favorite, of which Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout Prospect Park in Brooklyn

What a delightful mistake on my end. As I was reminded, Walt Whitman once said, “Not all who wander are lost!” So on my wanderlust to head to Green-Wood Cemetery (video forthcoming) I took the wrong train into Brooklyn But it afforded me the opportunity to see something unplanned but welcomed – a visit to… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout 5th Avenue

Starting with 44th Street and then heading north on 5th Avenue to Central Park, this walk covers what is considered some of the most expensive and best shopping locations in the world. And the penthouses on top of many of these buildings are some of the most coveted. This section of New York is also… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout Night Lights at Time Square

“They say the neon lights are bright on broadway They say there’s always magic in the air”   Let’s find out as we walk together from Radio City Music Hall to Broadway and through Time Square. There is a reason why Michael Keaton could walk through a crowd in his underwear in the movie Birdman… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge

Walk with me across the Brooklyn Bridge and then back across the Manhattan Bridge.   The Brooklyn Bridge is one of many New York City’s iconic landmarks. Built in 1883 it connects Brooklyn and Manhattan’s finical district. It is a mixture of cable stayed and suspension bridge and was designed by John Augustus. From it… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout The High Line

NYC is the home of several parks, one of which is The High Line Park. On the west side of Manhattan and running from 30th street down slightly past 13th street, this 1.4 mile park is certainly unique. Built on the elevated closed track of the New York Central Railroad offers an enjoyable casual walk… Read more »


Walk-A-Bout East Side Manhattan

Today’s trek takes me down 5th Ave through East Village, Soho and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. You will see the Flatiron Building, Union Square Park and a farmer’s market with occasional shots of the Empire State Building in the background. You also might recognize some locations from television shows such as SMASH, Sex… Read more »

  • What I Learned From My First Instagram Meet

    I was doing my morning Twitter check in last week when I saw an invite for an Instagram Meet at my local art museum, The Dayton Art Institute.  My interest was piqued.  Art, photography and an opportunity to network with other creative types.  What’s not to love? The event exceeded my expectations.  For those of… Read more »

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    Did ET Abduct our Ancient Art?

    I have a confession to make: I enjoy watching all those documentaries about ancient astronauts and UFOs. You know the ones: the guy with the unique hairstyle tells us how aliens have visited earth throughout our history. For me it makes sense watching these. I’m a filmmaker and have made documentaries for a number of years… Read more »

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    How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying…Not

    Guest Blog Written by Carissa Dallis, Film & Stage Actor – Have you ever been to an audition/job interview/ showcase/performance/thanksgiving with relatives and haven’t prepared? I know I have. Coasting your way through something can lead to embarrassing moments, of which I have had too many to share. But an example of what happens when you… Read more »

  • The Best Way to Overcome Fear

    “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt If we all followed the former First Lady’s advice, we would live richer lives, no doubt.  The problem is that when no one forces us out of our comfort zones, we become quite complacent and content with things as they are.  We don’t aim… Read more »

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    How To Create Living Art

    Question: What do Mr. Miyagi, Obi-Wan Kenobe, and Charles Xavier have in common, besides being fictional characters (sorry Star Wars fans but Obi-Wan was not a real person)? Answer: All three were mentors. They took time to mold someone into the image of what they could become (although I think Mr. Miyagi had an easier… Read more »

  • Intersection: Where the Week’s Best Ideas Meet – March 14, 2015

    It’s been another great week at Creative Crosswalk.  Thanks to our new visitors and likes this week and keep checking back for the latest updates.  Here are some of our favorite shares of the week: Can being stubborn or a little weird make you successful?  Thankfully, yes, according to this article about the 10 So-Called… Read more »

  • Problem Solving? Try the Five Whys

    As a regional human resources manager for a healthcare provider, one of the problems I am struggling with at work these days is turnover of new employees, particularly nursing assistants, within the first 90 days of service.  As I was trying to brainstorm the possible causes with the facility’s leadership team, I remembered a problem… Read more »

  • What No One Tells You About Everyday Creativity

    Art can be intimidating.  We trick ourselves into thinking that for art to be important, it has to address the weightier issues of life.  Yet I’ve found that some of my best art comes from capturing a spontaneous moment of revelation embedded in the midst of the ordinary. One day, as I was doing a routine… Read more »

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    How Han Solo, Tony Stark and Wednesday Addams Saved the Day

    I hate flying. I do it, but I don’t like it. It may be because I’m 5’6″, so anything over six feet makes my nose bleed. Or it could be because every time I’m in a plane somewhere deep inside me I hear Jerry Lee Lewis singing “Great Balls of Fire.” So this week I… Read more »

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    Sending You The Week’s Best – March 7, 2015

    Thank you, Creative Crosswalk followers, for another great week!  Here are some of our favorite recent posts and articles from various social media outlets: Do you ever suffer from decision fatigue?  I know we do, particularly when it comes to small decisions like deciding what to fix for dinner or what outfit to wear.  If you… Read more »