The Inner Workings of Korynn Newville

The Inner Workings of Korynn Newville

Meet Korynn Newville, a dynamic artist, designer, and environmental activist. With a master’s degree in architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Design from the University of Minnesota, she is a rising star in the field of architectural design. Korynn’s unwavering commitment to sustainable building practices shines through in her professional projects, where she ingeniously transforms common construction materials into breathtaking works of art. Fuelled by her belief in the power of imagination to solve problems, Korynn’s captivating drawings serve as her voice, telling stories that connect her passion for the environment with her writing pursuits. Her new book is a masterpiece to behold and we had to get to know her better.

  • What would be a good theme song for your life? – 1 theme song! That is tough. I’d have to go with the Amazon Production start-up song. Not really a song, but I like that it’s building up all the pieces of the buildings. It’s implying that it takes work for these productions, but the viewer is going to get something new and great.
  • What would you name your boat if you had one? – The Golden Child. I have two older brothers and we are always throwing around who the actual child is. Of course, no one ever wins, but an amazing boat for all of us to share would definitely win.   My husband and I do have a boat, a small fishing boat, we call it the bathtub because it’s as if we put a bathtub in the water and plugged the drain.
  • Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life? – Minions, all of them. I just think that it will be a very fun day. Also, they could get into some trouble, but they seem like they would be good best friends to have.
  • What is the best/worst purchase you’ve ever made? – Ice roller for your face, hurts so good.
  • What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults? – Tough one, I hate passive aggressive which is the entire state of Minnesota where I am from. Could it be a telling sign why I left?
  • What’s a body part that you wouldn’t mind losing? – ? The other day I heard from someone that we have two kidneys just in case someone else might need one. I’d lose a kidney to save someone.
  • What’s your biggest screw-up in the kitchen? – Ooof, I think mine is only relatable to people with allergies. I have EoE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) and I’m allergic to a lot of foods. Nothing makes me lose my marbles more than when I cook a meal, only to realize I accidentally used something I’m allergic to or the recipe calls for something I don’t have to substitute with. You may be wondering, you are allergic, how do you manage that? I’m just human and forget, it’s strange. Something I am so fearful of, and I forgot to triple check things sometimes.
  • What’s the worst commercial you’ve recently seen? – I feel like there are a lot of bad ones because I can’t think of any, which means none of them are memorable.

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  • Q. Movie or TV Series?  – Movie, it was to be a really good series to keep my attention span. If it is really good, they take up too much of my time!
  • Q. Long walk or long car ride?  – A long car ride going far away to lead to a long walk
  • Q. Comedy or Drama?  – Comedy! Nothing beats laughing and being silly.
  • Q. The city or the country? – ?  Grass is always greener, I live in a rural mountain town, so I crave the city. I lived in Chicago and craved mountains. I’m 50/50 and it’s annoying.
  • Q. Baking or Cooking? Baking!
  • Q. Margarita or Cosmo? Margarita all the way.
  • Q. Holding a Puppy or Holding a Baby? Puppy, I have two.
  • Q. invisibility cloak or sparking skin? Invisibility cloak but could be persuaded if I knew what sparking skin was.   

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Randi F. Braun Tells Us Something Major

Randi F. Braun Tells Us Something Major

What makes your book a must-read?

The rules of the Old Playbook aren’t working for women at work. Women have goals and dreams that can’t wait for systemic change in our workplace: we need a New Playbook to help us thrive right now.

If you could give your book to one world leader, who would it be and why? 

I’d give it to our Vice President Kamala Harris. Not because she needs it but because I admire her so much. She’s already modeling so many of the tools within the New Playbook, like pursuing your most audacious goals, leading intuitively, and owning your message.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?  

Getting from the first 30,000 words to the second 30,000 words nearly killed me. Once I got over that hump, I practically sprinted to the finish line. There were moments at word 36,000 or 42,000 that I truly wanted to give up. There were even days I cried, because writing is so stunningly raw and emotional — even when it’s non-fiction! I’m so glad I didn’t … but it was REALLY tempting.  

What is the most exciting story you tell in your book? 

This book has been described as “life-changing advice shared one wildly entertaining story at a time” and story that really encapsulates that for me is the very first one I tell in the book. It’s about a woman who complains she has “no desire.” In fact, “she can’t even remember the last time she was in the mood” … but she’s not talking about what you think she’s talking about: she’s talking about a bad case of low work libido. Unfortunately, too many women have it and there’s just no little blue pill for that. All the stories in here are totally human and often hilarious. I love how much fun women tell me they have when they read this book.

One word that best describes you


Any ritual like a specific scented candle, preferred writing place, or drink that you kept through writing

I’m religious about my morning walk in the woods. Apparently, Thoreau was onto something after all…

If there is a movie adaptation of your book, who do you think would be perfect for the lead roles? 

Can we get a Time Machine? If so, a young Barbara Streisand. I’ve been told my whole adult life that I look like her and she has the tenacity, joie de vivre, and confidence that embodies the New Playbook.  

What can this teach to a motivated and mission-driven population of writers?

One of my writing mentors, Eric Koester, told me: getting through your manuscript is like getting through a migraine. Asking for an extension just prolongs the pain. The only way out is through.

What advice can you give to a woman who wants to thrive?

Get clear on who you want to “BE” and the “DOING” part will come with ease. It’s advice my own long-time coach LA Redding once gave me and it is a theme across every chapter in this book, from reclaiming time to quieting your inner critic and building boundaries.

Are you ready for our rapid-fire questions? Let’s go. 

1. Hats or Caps – Hats

2. Thinker or Doer – Doer

3. Would you rather find your dream job or win the lottery – Dream job… I did just write a book on work!

4. Street smarts or book smarts – street smarts

5. Do you prefer social time or alone time – social

6. Love or friendship – what’s one without the other?

7. Salty or sweet – sweet

8. Do you prefer driving or flying – flying

9. Stilettos or Flip-flops – flip flops

10. Summer or winter – summer

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How Cartoon Characters Play Their Part in Entertainment

How Cartoon Characters Play Their Part in Entertainment

Cartoon characters have been part of many people’s lives since they were children. From classic comic strips to modern animation, these beloved characters have provided entertainment and joy for generations. As technology advances, cartoon characters are popping up in different media outlets such as video games, television shows, movies, and more.

In this space, we will explore how cartoon characters play their part in the entertainment industry today. We’ll look at how these iconic creations influence culture and why they remain popular even after so many years. Finally, we’ll discuss the possibilities that lie ahead for the future of this kind of entertainment. 

So, sit back and enjoy our journey through the fascinating world of cartoons!

Popular Culture

From a cultural perspective, hand-drawn or computer-generated figures, whether attractive or Ugly Cartoon Characters, can often be seen as symbols of hope and resilience. For example, take Disney’s Mickey Mouse, who has been around since 1928 and continues to be one of the most recognizable figures in popular culture. 

Mickey’s enduring presence across different media is a testament to his resilience, something that many people can relate and aspire to. 

Cartoon characters can also be seen as reflecting societal issues or trends, such as in the case of Scooby-Doo, who represents a group of teenagers trying to solve mysteries.

Comics, Video Games, and Animation

As technology and the media landscape have changed over time, it has affected how cartoon characters are used in entertainment. For example, comics were once seen as a niche form of entertainment but today they form an integral part of popular culture. 

Video games such as Sonic the Hedgehog or Mario Bros are now considered classic games to play on a whole manner of devices that youngsters and adults will have access to. 

Short animations have now become the basis for full-length movies that are attracting huge cinema audiences.

Movie Franchises

Since the early 2000s, animated movies have seen a resurgence in popularity with franchises such as The Incredibles, Shrek, and Toy Story leading the way. These movies not only provide entertainment but can also explore important themes that are relevant to today’s audiences. 

For example, Pixar’s Inside Out tackles the complex emotions experienced by children at different stages of life.


Cartoon characters are often used as mascots for companies or institutions, providing an easy way to identify with a specific brand or organization. 

Kipper the Dog is a very popular mascot for the British Postal service. He has been used since the early 1990s to increase awareness of postal services and encourage people to use them. 

Cartoon characters are also often seen in advertisements, providing an entertaining way to promote products or services.

Future Possibilities

The possibilities for cartoon characters are endless. With the rise of digital platforms, there is potential for even more characters and stories to be created. 

Animation techniques have also become much more sophisticated over time, as computer-generated images allow for smoother transitions and more realistic backgrounds. This means that cartoon characters can now experience adventures in a much more dynamic environment than ever before.


From iconic characters to digital mascots, cartoon characters play an integral role in entertainment today. They provide a source of joy and comfort to people from all walks of life, as well as reflect important societal issues. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for these beloved creations and how they continue to influence popular culture.

With this knowledge, we can see how cartoon characters have evolved and how they continue to be a large part of popular culture today. Their presence in different media, from comics to movies and animation, is evidence of their importance in entertaining audiences. 

As technology continues to advance, the possibilities for new characters and stories remain limitless!  So, keep an eye out for what the future holds for cartoon characters and how they continue to shape the entertainment industry.

Rebecca Inch-Partridge Gives the Scoop about Escaping the Dashia

Rebecca Inch-Partridge Gives the Scoop about Escaping the Dashia

What makes your book a must-read?

Escaping the Dashia, is a twisty, rollercoaster ride, set in a Star Wars style universe. A fun escape (excuse the pun) from reality. But judging by the reviews, people seem to love the protagonist, Twyla as much as I do. Nothing’s better than going on an adventure with someone you love spending time with.  

If you could give your book to one world leader, who would it be and why? 

I’d like to give climate change activist Greta Thunberg a copy of my novel. She reminds me of my protagonist Twyla in so many ways. I really admire her fighting the system. Twyla’s fight against her family’s criminal organization seems very similar.

3. What was the hardest part of writing your book?  

Not giving up! I wrote the first draft of Escaping the Dashia when I was the same age as the protagonist, 15. When I told people I wanted to become a professional author, well meaning adults would say, “That’s nice. But how are you going to pay the bills? You’ll need a day job.” I set writing aside and became a responsible adult with a day job. But the story wouldn’t go away. I needed to tell it. So I rewrote it six times, and came close to getting it published a few times. And each time the deal fell through, I felt like quitting. Thankfully, my husband, son and daughter-in-law encouraged me to try one last time, and I landed a publishing deal with Black Rose Writing.

What can this teach to a motivated and mission-driven population of writers?

If you can’t not write, don’t let anyone tell you to give it up. As a writer, writing is how you express yourself. It is a need. Do it because you love it. Don’t worry so much about getting published, making money, and turning it into a business. If you write what you love, then you’ll have something you want to share, and you’ll be motivated to learn the business end. But there is no quicker way to kill your love of writing than to start off trying to write what you think will sell.

What is the most exciting story you tell in your book? 

Twyla does not want to be forced into becoming a Dashia—think psychic vampire—so she plots an escape, not just for herself but for her friend, Dovain. If they’re caught, Dovain will be executed by Twyla’s mother. It’s a real action scene—complete with a hovercraft chase—that was so fun to write and apparently readers really enjoy it. 

One word that best describes you. 


Any ritual like a specific scented candle, preferred writing place, or drink that you kept through writing? 

First, I never write in the same office space where I do my freelance editing. Second, I always have music playing while I write, and it matches the mood of the scene I’m writing. The music from Pirates of the Caribbean is my action/fight scene background. Danial Rodríguez’s “We will go on,” is reserved for death scenes of characters I like. (Yes, characters die on fairly regularly basis.)  

If there is a movie adaptation of your book, who do you think would be perfect for the lead roles? 

Mackenzie Foy or Ann Hathaway for Twyla. For her mother, Cate Blanchett. Noah Schnapp would make a perfect Dovain. There’s something so bird-like about him, and Dovain belongs to one of the avian races of the Paraxous Star Cluster.

What advice can you give to women writers to empower them?

When I first tried to get published, I was told that I’d need to use a penname since no one would buy science fiction written by a woman. Forget that! Women are in the genre to stay. Then, I was told, only female readers would read a book with a female protagonist. Wrong! Hunger Games, blew that out of the water. Ursula K. LeGuin, C.J. Cherryh, Octavia Butler, and Andre Norton plowed a road for women in science fiction, all you have to do is be brave enough to follow them.  

 Are you ready for our rapid-fire questions? Let’s go. 

1. Love or Power? LOVE!!!!!!

2. Are you more cautious or bold? BOLD!!!!

3. To be an independent woman or a damsel in distress? I want to be an independent woman, but chronic health issues sometimes puts me in the role of damsel in distress. If it wasn’t for my husband, I’d probably be dead by now.

4. Street smarts or book smarts. Book smart.

5. Do you prefer social time or alone time. Social time. I need people to charge my batteries.

6. Salty or sweet. Sweet. I am a chocoholic.

7. Cats or dogs. Both.

8. Are you more of a thinker or a doer. Doer. There is nothing I hate more than sitting around talking about the same thing at meeting after meeting instead of just getting up and doing it.

9. Summer or winter. Summer. I hate the cold.

10.  Do you prefer driving or flying. Driving. But due to health issues, I should say, “Riding.” My wonderful daughter-in-law, does most the driving to conventions.

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The Children’s Author You Need to Meet Kelly Anne Manuel

The Children’s Author You Need to Meet Kelly Anne Manuel

What makes your book a must-read?

My books are must-reads because they manage to combine fascinating elements, lyrical cadence, and experiential wisdom into a complete package. This magical combination will feel somehow familiar, and the reader will wonder where they have been all along. The books have an ability to reach in and touch the soul of a baby as young as eight months to a mature adult of eighty-years.

If you could give your book to one world leader, who would it be and why? 

I would love to give all my books to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. I can’t help but feel how heavy the weight on his shoulders is to carry.  If any of the books could provide relief for even the shortest split second of time, that would be something.

What was the hardest part of writing your books?  

The hardest part of writing the books was actually when I had to provide 31 synopses for the publication process. My goal of communicating what all the books are and can do to a decision maker was a very serious undertaking. I wanted to just say, “read them and you’ll know.”

What is the most exciting story you tell in your books? 

There are 31 stories, so I am better at sharing the most exciting theme that resonates through all the books.  The theme is a flip side approach to common phrases, events, and words. It is my belief that this perspective carries with it a newfound freedom that will be instrumental in navigating life today.

5. One word that best describes you. 


Any ritual like a specific scented candle, preferred writing place, or drink that you kept through writing? 

It’s funny that I had purchased some items for another project that ended up being instrumental in the creation of the 31 books that are currently published.  The items were a threefold display poster board, a rainbow assortment of Sharpies, and brightly colored sticky notes.  I utilized them to organize the bones books that were coming so fast.

If there is a movie adaptation of your book, who do you think would be perfect for the lead roles? 

One of my absolute favorite actors of all time is Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. Even as a narrator only it would be magical. I could definitely see Connie Britton in some way bringing the books to life.  Why not Hugh Jackman? He is “The Greatest Showman,” and the books are a great show. Finally, Jason Bateman, just because he is Jason Bateman.

What can this teach to a motivated and mission-driven population of writers?

To all the motivated and mission-driven population of writers  I say “now is your time!” Detach as much as possible from a desired outcome, because that can block the all important flow of creativity that resides in your true self from surfacing. It is all there for you and in you.  Decrease as much noise as possible in both your external and internal world so you can hear what your own soul is telling you to share with the collective.

What motivated you to write 31 books?

I was motivated to write 31 books the moment they entered my awareness.  They more or less insisted on becoming my singular focus as they were and still are living and breathing creatures. I felt their importance in every cell of my body.  I fully dedicated myself to bringing them to life as I knew the childhood collective was calling for them. I am honored to have answered that call. 

Set 2: Are you ready for our rapid-fire questions? Let’s go. 

1. Rainy day or Sunny Day – Rainy

2. Beer or Cocktail drinks – Cocktails

3. Love or Power – Love

4. Beauty or Brains – Brains

5. Street smarts or book smarts – Book smarts

6. Do you prefer social time or alone time – Alone time

7. Fresh food or fried food – Fried food

8. Summer or winter – Winter

9. Cats or dogs – Dogs

10. Salty or sweet – Salty

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The Psychology of Music Taste

The Psychology of Music Taste

Music has always been a part of our lives, and it is no surprise that our individual preferences vary greatly. But why do we have different music tastes? In this blog post, we will explore the psychology of music taste and how our individual preferences can be formed. We will look at how music can be an expression of identity, and the power of music in emotion regulation. By the end of this post, you will have a better understanding of the psychology behind our music tastes.

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How Musical Preferences Form

Music is one of the most beloved forms of entertainment, and for good reason. It has the power to move us emotionally, and it’s often associated with memories and happy moments. While there’s no doubt that music has a profound impact on our lives, we still don’t know exactly how musical preferences form. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the ways that music affects our emotions and how it shapes our choices in music.


First and foremost, different genres of music affect our emotions in different ways. For example, sad songs often make us feel melancholy, while upbeat tunes make us feel happier. This is because different types of music trigger different emotional responses in us. Additionally, different factors go into choosing which genre of music to listen to – such as what mood we’re in or what we’re feeling at the time.

Beyond just affecting our emotions, music also has a mental and physical connection. Studies have shown that listening to certain types of music can help to improve our moods or relieve tension headaches. The connection between our physical state and how we feel mentally is known as cognitive dissonance. When we encounter something that conflicts with one of our beliefs – like when listening to sad songs makes us unhappy – cognitive dissonance causes discomfort or stress. Over time, this can lead to psychological changes in our attitudes and beliefs about life and ourselves.

While all these effects are interesting in their own right, what’s even more fascinating is how individual personality traits shape our musical preferences. For example, people who are extroverted (or outgoing) tend to favor upbeat styles of music while introverts (or shy people) tend to prefer slower tracks. Additionally, people who are prone to anxiety or depression often have difficulty interacting socially, so they may prefer softer genres like ballads or blues instead.

Music As An Expression Of Identity

As we grow older, our preferences for music change – sometimes drastically. For example, one person’s favorite pop song might not be another person’s favorite rock song. This is because different music has different flavors and sounds that appeal to different people. Of course, this doesn’t just apply to music –different books, movies, and TV shows have different flavors that appeal to different people as well.

Music has long been seen as an expression of identity and emotion. Whether we’re rocking out to our favorite tune or singing along with a karaoke party, music is an important part of our lives. It can connect us with friends and family across the globe, it can help us express ourselves when we’re feeling down, and it can even have a positive impact on mental and emotional health.

However, with the rise of technology comes the potential for music to become less accessible to some people. For example, people who are deaf or hard of hearing may not be able to hear the lyrics properly in songs or listen to them without feeling overwhelmed by soundscape or overwhelmed by volume levels. Similarly, people who work during daytime hours might not be able to listen to loud Rock songs at night due to noise pollution laws in their country or city. Additionally, many young adults now rely heavily on technology when it comes time for bedtime – meaning they may not be able to get enough sleep due to hours spent scrolling through their social media feeds or playing video games late into the night.

The Power Of Music In Emotion Regulation

Music is one of the most powerful forms of expression out there. It can evoke different emotions in people based on their past experiences with music. For example, some people might feel happy and excited when listening to upbeat music, while others might feel sad and melancholic when listening to music that makes them nostalgic. What’s more, different music styles elicit different emotions in different people. For example, rock music is often associated with aggression and excitement, while classical or jazz music is often associated with feelings of relaxation and serenity.

How your past experiences with music shape its connection to memories and feelings is still being studied by researchers, but it’s clear that it has a powerful impact on how we feel. Additionally, familiarity affects our musical tastes – the more times we listen to a particular type of music, the more likely we are to like it. This means that you don’t have to be familiar with every type of song out there in order to enjoy it; you can simply find something that resonates with you on a personal level.

The psychological benefits of meaningful lyrics are well documented by research studies. Songs that have meaningful lyrics tend to produce positive effects such as reducing stress levels or increasing self-confidence. Moreover, songs can be used as tools for self-expression and communication – for example, writing about difficult experiences or expressing thoughts that are difficult to put into words elsewhere.

Different ways music can be used as a coping mechanism for difficult emotions are also gaining attention from researchers. For instance, some people prefer listening to soothing classical or instrumental pieces during times when they’re feeling downhearted or stressed out. Others may find relief through singing along loudly at karaoke night – even if they’re not great singers! In short: Music has many potential applications in emotion regulation – so don’t hesitate to explore them yourself!

Understanding The Link Between Music And Moods

Music has always been known to have a powerful impact on our emotions and behavior. This is because music is composed of sound, which is made up of vibrations that our brain can interpret in many ways. These vibrations can influence our moods, our thoughts, and even our physical health. In this section, we will explore the link between music and moods in detail.

First, it’s important to note that the influence of music on our emotions and behavior is both subtle and profound. Sometimes, the music that we listen to simply accompanies us throughout the day without necessarily having an immediate impact on our mood. Other times, however, certain songs or styles of music can have a much more pronounced effect on our emotional state. For example, ballads often have a calming effect on people while heavy metal can energize them for a fight.

Second, it’s worth noting that music has a wide range of effects on how we cope with life events. From relieving stress to helping us sleep through the night, music has many beneficial roles to play in our lives. For example, listening to calming ballads before bed can help you get ready for sleep easier by reducing anxiety levels before you drift off into dreamland.

Thirdly, it’s important to understand why we prefer certain styles or genres of music over others. Just as different foods appeal to different tastes buds in humans beings so too do different types of music appeal to different individuals. This is because each person interprets sound in their own way – making it difficult for others to understand what they’re listening too unless they are familiar with the artist or genre being played.

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Fourthly, tempo and lyrics are also important factors when it comes to understanding how musical choice reflects personality traits. For instance, people who are extroverted may prefer upbeat songs while introverted persons may prefer songs with slower tempos and softer vocals. Similarly, people who are higher in neuroticism may find lyrics about negative emotions more reinforcing than those who are lower in neuroticism.

Fifthly, one of the most exciting uses for musical choice technology is its potential role in creating meaningful experiences. With technologies like Pandora+, users have access to an almost infinite variety of songs from all corners of the world at their fingertips, which allows them not just listen but also explore new sounds and genres. This provides us with opportunities for growth as well as enrichment – two key components when it comes to creating meaningful experiences.

Ultimately,music plays an important role not just in enriching our.

In Short

Music is a powerful form of expression and emotion regulation, and we all have different music tastes. This blog post has explored the psychology of music taste, looking at how our individual preferences can be formed. We learned that different genres of music affect us emotionally in unique ways, and our personality traits have an influence on which type of music we prefer to listen to. Additionally, we looked at how different sources can shape our musical preferences as well as the use of meaningful lyrics for emotion regulation.

How Songs Become Associated With Sporting Events

How Songs Become Associated With Sporting Events

Have you ever been to a sporting event and heard a song that was so powerful it made you feel like you were part of the event? Music is an integral part of the sporting experience, but how do songs become associated with sporting events? In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why sporting events use music, who chooses the songs, and how you can be part of the musical journey of sports. By the end of this post, you should have a better understanding of the connection between music and sports.

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Why Do Sporting Events Use Music?

From the moment that you walk into a sporting event, music is playing. Sports teams have turned to music to create an atmosphere of celebration and excitement. Songs can help to create energy and emotiveness among fans, add an extra sense of drama to the game, and even unify different groups of people in the audience. As sports continue to become more popular, music will play a larger role in the sporting experience. Below, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why music is so important in sporting events.


One reason why music is so important in sporting events is that it’s become a staple experience for many fans. For years, sports games were limited to live audiences and television broadcasts. However, today’s fans are used to watching their favorite teams play live at stadiums or arenas all around the world through social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook Live. As sports continue to grow more popular online, it makes sense that they would also embrace live music experiences as well.

Songs can help create energy and emotion among fans at sporting events by adding an extra layer of intensity. For example, when the song Thrift Shop by Macklemore plays during halftime of an NBA game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, you can be sure that there will be plenty of energy in the arena! In fact, songs have become so important in sports culture that some teams have their own anthem or theme song – typically sung prior to games – that all players on both teams are required to sing together before kickoff or during breaks in play. This unifying bond between players and fans helps create an atmosphere where everyone feels like they’re part of something bigger than themselves.

Music also has a special ability to enhance fan engagement by motivating players on both sides of the ball simultaneously. During breaks in play – whether it’s during halftime or after a goal has been scored – there’s often time for some fan interaction (like karaoke or singalongs). When songs inspire energy levels among spectators as well as on-field action, it creates an enthusiastic environment where everyone comes together for one common goal: enjoying their favorite team win!

Who Chooses The Songs For Sporting Events?

Athletic events, like the Super Bowl or the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four, are some of the most-watched television shows in the world. Millions of people tune in to see their favorite teams compete, and it all starts with the music.

Every year, music publishers scout for new and exciting songs to play during sporting events. They look for songs that will set the tone for a game and help to create a unique atmosphere. Certain songs can make an entire game feel different – from making a team feel confident to energizing fans before they cheer loudly for their team.

Technology has played an important role in this selection process over the years. Today, music publishers can search through massive libraries of songs to find just what they’re looking for. This allows them to find songs that will work well for any given sporting event – no matter how obscure or rare it may be.

As you might expect, athletes and sports fans have their own opinions about which songs are played during games. Some athletes even request specific songs be played before games – something that is becoming more common as technology advances. In fact, there is even an anthem specifically designed for one major league baseball team!

There are many benefits to having recognizable anthems throughout sports leagues and teams. Not only does this give fans a sense of community and belonging, but it also helps players focus on their game rather than worrying about what song is playing next!

How Can You Be Part Of The Musical Journey Of Sports?

There’s nothing like a great performance – whether it’s in the theatre, on stage, or in the sports arena. And while live performances are special, they don’t always offer fans the same experience that they would get from watching a game on TV. That’s where musical performances come in. By incorporating music into your sport events, you can give your audience a unique and exciting experience that they won’t find anywhere else.

To start off, you need to understand your audience and what music they are most likely to respond positively to. Are they fans of classic rock or country? Do they prefer upbeat tunes or ballads? Once you have an idea of what kind of music your fans would enjoy, it’s time to think about how you can incorporate that into your performance. Perhaps there is a song from the sport itself that could be played during introductions or when things are getting heated up on the court/field. Or maybe you could think outside the box and create a unique sound experience for your audience that is inspired by the game itself – incorporating latest trends in music so as to keep it modern and fresh.

Once you have put together an amazing performance full of beautiful music and stunning sound effects, it’s important to make sure everyone involved knows about it! You can do this through social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook), local media outlets, email blasts/newsletters, or even personal visits to team athletes and venues. And don’t forget about promoting the musical association after each event- this will help keep people interested in future performances!

Charting The Path From Tune Selection To Anthem Association

Music has a deep and undeniable impact on our lives. It can create group identity, foster oneness, and connect us with other people. In order to create the most memorable moments in music, it’s important to understand how it can be used to create these effects. By identifying and selecting the right song for the right occasion, we can help foster an atmosphere of energy and unity among fans.

When it comes to selecting an anthem, there are a few factors that need to be considered. First and foremost is the type of energy that we want our anthem to evoke. After all, we don’t want our fans feeling down or lethargic when they’re singing along! Secondly is the type of atmosphere that we’d like our anthem to signify. Do we want it to be solemn or celebratory? Perhaps heroic or empowering? And finally, what tournament or arena should this song be associated with? Once these considerations have been made, it’s time to find our tune!

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Once we’ve identified the tune that best suits our needs, it’s time to associate it with an arena, team, or tournament. This way, everyone who hears or sings our anthem will have a sense of belonging and connection – no matter where they are in the world. In order for this process to work smoothly and quickly – especially in today’s digital world – technology needs to be used wisely. By using tools like social media platforms and streaming services, we can help spread awareness of the anthem far and wide within minutes of its release. And by creating unique experiences for fans during event-related moments (like performances or halftime shows), we can build lifelong relationships that will last long after the music has faded away into history.


Music plays an integral role in creating a unique atmosphere at sporting events. From providing energy to unifying fans, music can be used to create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. We have explored why music is so important in sporting events and who chooses the songs, as well as how you can be part of the musical journey of sports. Whether you are an athlete, fan, or music enthusiast, there is no limit to what you can do when it comes to connecting people through song. So, join us on this musical journey and help us create lasting memories for everyone involved!

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Jason Momoa is Eamon O’Rourke’s Favorite Hollywood Star

Jason Momoa is Eamon O’Rourke’s Favorite Hollywood Star

Most moviegoers are familiar with actor Jason Momoa because of his dramatic onscreen presence. But director Eamon O’Rourke, who had the opportunity to work with Momoa in the 2016 film The Bad Batch, noted that it was the actor’s down-to-earth personality and compassion for other people that set him apart. With an all-star cast including Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, and Diego Luna, Momoa stood out by bringing the cast and crew together through fun and games. O’Rourke’s tales from the set simply reinforce this warm-hearted A-lister’s dynamic personality.

Noting that Jason Momoa is a wonderful person inside and out, both on and off the set, Eamon O’Rourke met Momoa while working as a production assistant for The Bad Batch. O’Rourke worked hard to bring the cast and crew together and to ensure everyone had what they needed during the first week of production. Initially, O’Rourke was a bit intimidated but was soon won over by Momoa’s warm personality.

You cannot find a bigger honey pie in the world,” mentioned Eamon O’Rourke, “The cast was absolutely stacked. I was running background but helping out with first team with another [production assistant] who I worked with forever. I was mainly running background, but I was also helping, a few of the bigger actors were sort of under my care. And one of the people who I was really helping out with was Jason Momoa, who is the nicest guy in the whole world.”

With a strong presence that brings people together, O’Rourke was happy to have such a friendly personality to work with. Of Momoa, O’Rourke mentioned, “[He is] just this wonderful, wonderful, superwarm guy who has no sense of superiority. He’s part of the whole thing. Everyone is part of it too. It’s beautiful. Anyway, something that I have learned over the course of working on first team is that in the beginning, you’ve got to win the actors over in that first week. You don’t want to get too, too close, but you want them to like you. That can look a lot of different ways depending on the actors.”

O’Rourke was not at all surprised when Momoa invited him and several cast members over to his hotel room to hang out near the end of the first week of filming. “Jason Momoa was having some of the crew and people who were staying in that hotel to his room, [to] drink some beers [and] hang out,” O’Rourke stated in an interview. But he also noted Momoa’s kindness during filming as well. “Momoa is just such a nice guy who was great to me and took care of me over the course of that shoot,” he said. “It was a long shoot. It was a hard shoot. We were in the desert. I was his guy. I was his guy from that point on because I had never quit on him. I find it to be one of the most entertaining moments of my career as a [production assistant].”

For this reason, director Eamon O’Rourke isn’t at all surprised that Momoa continues to make headlines as a kind person. In 2020, Momoa made a special visit to a Pittsburgh children’s hospital, taking the time to pose for photos with children and their families and arm wrestle some of the patients, as reported by CTV News. Momoa has also spent time with kids through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Aquaman star later posted that meeting with children who were critically ill and working with the Foundation is something he has great plans for in the future, as noted in his Tweet: “My first @makeawishamerica I will do this for life.”

O’Rourke noted that Momoa is the type of celebrity Hollywood should strive to produce. In a world full of short sound bites, snappy attitudes, and greater-than-thou behaviors, Momoa’s kindness stands out as one of many reasons why the A-lister is so popular among colleagues and fans alike.

Anika Savoy Discusses The Ghost In Her: Ungilded

Anika Savoy Discusses The Ghost In Her: Ungilded

What makes your book a must-read?

The Ghost in Her gives readers a much-needed escape. It is sad in parts, gritty in other parts, but also whimsical and fun. For historical romance readers looking for a well-researched and substantial story, the book is sure to please. For readers interested in all things paranormal, it will stretch their imaginative limits with a cast of eccentric ghosts, fairies, a villainous dragon posing as a head nurse in a lunatic asylum, and a crusty one-eyed witch. Many readers have told me that they could not put it down.

As an aside, a cabinet maker was working in our kitchen last week. I asked him, “What type of books does your wife enjoy?” He sheepishly replied, “She’s going through a ghost phase right now. It’s odd. She can’t get enough of ghost stories. I know this sounds weird, but she is also really into insane asylums at the turn of the century.” I laughed and said, “Have I got a book for her!”

If you could give your book to one world leader, who would it be and why? 

I would give it to President Zelensky’s wife, Olena. She bravely remains in Ukraine with her children and spends most of her time with them in a bomb shelter. President Zelensky has described his wife and children as “Moscow’s Target No. 2.” I would like Olena to slip into the magical and mystical world of Maggie O’Connor, circa 1888, and have some fun. She deserves an escape. 

What was the hardest part of writing your book?  

Cutting out many chapters, including an entire subplot that consumed about 80 pages of the original manuscript. I was happy with the writing. It was good. However, the subplot and deleted chapters distracted from the main plot (Maggie’s spiritual journey and her romance with Gershom.) You can find some of the deleted chapters on my website,, in the Explore section titled, “Chapters that did not make the cut.” 

What is the most exciting story you tell in your book? 

I think the opening chapter is extremely exciting. Maggie is faced with a life-or-death situation, and she must make a split-second decision on how to react. She encounters a tall, dark, and handsome man, Gershom Moscowitz, on that fateful night. He hides her away in a cozy alcove of a local tavern and sparks fly! 

One word that best describes you. 


Any ritual like a specific scented candle, preferred writing place, or drink that you kept through writing? 

I wrote most of The Ghost in Her in a private “study room” at the local public library. I had to get away from my co-dependent mini-Aussie shepherd who won’t allow me to concentrate at home. When I step into that little room tucked away on the second floor of the library, I know it’s time to get to work. Woe to the person in the next room if they start to loudly talk on their phone!

If there is a movie adaptation of your book, who do you think would be perfect for the lead roles? 

American-born Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (Mary, Queen of Scots) for the part of Maggie O’Connor. I loved her in Brooklyn. She has gorgeous blue eyes and dark brows, with long silky blonde hair. She has a Celtic feel to her.

Jewish actor Ansel Elgort (Fault in Our Stars) for the part of Gershom Moskowitz.With a height of 6’3, Ansel perfectly fits the role.

Billy Crystal for the part of Leo Moskowitz. He would bring great energy and humor to the role!

Donald Sutherland for the part of Monsieur LaFontaine.

What can this teach to a motivated and mission-driven population of writers?

Write what you love. Find time periods in history that interest you. Find subject matters that fill you with curiosity and excitement. For example, I’m very curious about the underbelly of the Gilded Age, paranormal happenings, near-death experiences, and the existence of ‘spirit guides’ and ghosts. If you are immersed in the story, your readers will be too.

What advice can you give to those who want to write about historical romance?

Three tips: research, research, research! Many of your readers are very well read and they know if you are being lazy with the historical details. Also, copious research will inspire you. For example, I found a picture book about The Great Blizzard of 1888 in NYC at the library and included many details from that research in my blizzard scenes. I wasn’t planning to have Maggie trapped in a blizzard, but after coming across that book, I thought, “Yes! Let’s have Maggie get trapped in her basement apartment during the Great Blizzard of 1888.”  

Are you ready for our rapid-fire questions? Let’s go. 
1. Love or Power – LOVE
2. Coffee or Tea – COFFEE
3. Beach or Mountain – BEACH
4. Candles or Incense – CANDLES
5. Street smarts or book smarts – BOTH, I truly can’t decide.
6. Do you watch shows one episode at a time or binge whole seasons – ONE EPISODE
7. Do you prefer driving or flying – DRIVING 
8. Summer or winter – SUMMER
9. Salty or sweet – SALTY
10. Cats or dogs – DOGS

Check out more historical fiction, with Mark J. Rose.

Why Personal Notes Mean More Than Generic Cards

Why Personal Notes Mean More Than Generic Cards

It’s common practice to get someone a card from a store for a specific holiday, birthday, or special event. Some of these cards are funny, charming, or creative, but none of them will mean as much to your recipient as a handwritten, personal note.

What makes a personal note so impactful? And what steps can you take to make your notes mean more to your recipients?

There’s Nothing Wrong With a Card

First off, whether you’re sending flowers on Valentine’s Day or just telling someone special how much they mean to you, there’s nothing wrong with buying or sending a card. In fact, you can hypothetically get the best of both worlds by sending a card that includes a handwritten note as an extra. If you don’t have the energy or desire to include a handwritten note, it’s perfectly fine to give someone a generic card that’s otherwise empty, too.

This article isn’t meant to condemn card giving, or even giving gifts with the absence of a card or message. Instead, it’s only meant to highlight just how valuable a personal note can be.

The Power of a Note

Let’s take a look at why personal notes typically mean more than generic cards:

  • The message is unique. It’s human nature to like rare and unique things. It’s debatable as to why this is a feature of our collective minds. For example, it could be that this is an evolutionary trait that arose from our foraging nature. Early human beings were hunter-gatherers who scoured the forests for things to eat. A rare find is something exciting and unusual that triggers the reward centers of our brain and encourages us to keep looking for more; some vestige of this trait may be at play here. But regardless of the origin, people love unique messages – and generally prefer them over mass marketed ones.
  • The message shows your personality and style. Writing a personal note is an opportunity to show off your personality and individual style. Even if you don’t spend much thought or effort on your message, the message will naturally radiate with your best characteristics. This is true even if your message feels clumsy or awkward; in fact, your clumsiness or awkwardness might be the trait that this person loves most about you, making your message all that more special to them.
  • The message expresses your most important thoughts. And of course, writing a personal note means you’ll get the opportunity to express your most important thoughts. Instead of browsing a selection of cards and choosing the one that happens to be the closest fit to what you’re feeling, you can simply write what you’re feeling.

Writing Better Notes

So what steps can you take to write better personal notes to the most important people in your life?

  • Use your own handwriting if possible. We’ll start with an easy task; use your own handwriting if possible. Depending on the context, you might be tempted to send an email, type and print a note, or include your message in some other rigid format. But writing with pen or pencil on paper usually makes a more lasting impression.
  • Be honest and direct. Notes are powerful in part because of how sincere they are. It’s important to be honest and direct in your message, even if it makes you feel vulnerable. In fact, if you feel vulnerable while writing the message, it’s a sign you’re probably doing things right.
  • Exercise some creativity. Loosen up and exercise your creativity. There are dozens of little ways you can make your message more creative, more unique, and more enjoyable to the person receiving and reading it. Little touches, like including more exclamation points or tossing in a couple of tongue-in-cheek jokes could take your message to the next level.
  • Don’t sweat it if you don’t come up with something brilliant. Some people never write personal notes because they get stuck on the creation process. Instead of writing something down, they agonize over word choices and the overall direction of the message. But try not to sweat it if you don’t come up with something brilliant, even simple messages work.
  • Consider adding a doodle. If you want to add even more personality to the message, consider adding a simple doodle at the end. You don’t have to be a great artist; a little animal or geometric shape is plenty.
  • Include your signature. Signatures have historically been used as a unique identifier – and one that could prove the legitimacy of a given document because of how unique they are. Signing your message legitimizes it and makes it uniquely branded as yours.

Finally, remember that you don’t need a special occasion to send someone a handwritten note. You don’t have to wait until the next major holiday, nor do you have to give someone a gift with your note. Instead, if you’re thinking of someone special in your life, why not sit down and write them a nice letter right now? There’s no time like the present.