Writing Exercise: Cowboy Chipmunk

2017-06-11T16:41:24+00:00 Other, Writing|

Get along... little chipmunk?! When I stumbled across this insanely ridiculous stock photo, I had to turn it into an insanely ridiculous writing exercise... see for yourself: [x_image type="none" float="none" src="http://ashbydodd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chipmunk-cowboy.jpg" alt="A Chipmunk Cowboy" link="true" href="http://c8.alamy.com/comp/D3MFFH/funny-chipmunk-cowboy-with-stick-horse-on-white-D3MFFH.jpg" title="A Chipmunk Cowboy" target="blank" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover"] Set your timer for 30 minutes and write a fictional backstory that [...]

Dance Short Film: Raised by Krump

2017-11-26T09:22:36+00:00 Dance, Human Interest, Movies & TV, Other|

“Raised by Krump” explores the LA-born dance movement “krumping,” and how the dance has helped the lives of some of the area’s most influential dancers. In most cases, when a guy opts for dancing as an alternative to violence, it’s the start of an 80’s movie starring Kevin Bacon or Patrick Swayze. But this isn’t [...]

War Paint: The Musical

2017-05-14T23:29:50+00:00 Books, History, Music, Other, Style, Theater|

"It's one of the great fueds in American business...." - Richard Schlesinger Before the 1930's, the only women who wore makeup to decorate their faces were working in the spotlight or on the streets; then came Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden.  The triumphs of these two forward-thinking women have been captured in a new Broadway [...]

The Sound of Natural Silence

2017-11-26T09:33:02+00:00 Human Interest, Movies & TV, Other, Travel, Wellness|

When was the last time you were in a location with only natural sound? Never? Gordon Hempton's mission is simple in theory, to record the last remaining 'quiet places' of the world before they vanish.  Known as an acoustic ecologist, Hempton has traveled to untouched regions all over the globe, desperate to preserve the disappearing [...]

Hearing Voices: Super Mario

2017-11-26T10:01:18+00:00 Games, History, Human Interest, Movies & TV, Other, Web|

It's-a me, Mario! Charles Martinet might not be a name you know but, trust me, you know his voice. Since 1990, he's been invading your home as the voice of Super Mario, Luigi, Wario and many of your other Mario Bros favorites. Although he began his career as a stage, television and screen bit-part or [...]

Let’s Go! The Ice Caves Vatnajökull

2017-03-04T02:54:47+00:00 Other, Travel|

A real life winter wonderland. Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland is a must for any adventure-seeking globetrotter.  From volcanoes to glaciers, this vast expanse of protected land is a nature lover's dream.  But there is nothing more dreamy than the breathtaking ice caves of the Vatnajökull glacier. [x_image type="none" float="none" src="http://ashbydodd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/glacier-ice-cave-iceland.jpg" alt="Ice Caves of Iceland" [...]