Author: Molly Barber

GETTIN’ GRITTY with Western Artist Jamie Means

By Molly Barber The Wild West. Cowboys, Native Americans, mountain men- what is it about that time period that captivates my family? My grandpa and I used to read history books and stories about the different Native American tribes. We would play pretend, he as the wise medicine man and I the brave warrior. He and my uncle visited all the big Native American battle fields, something I will always envy them for. And then there’s the Big Guy. The Big Guy is pretty much obsessed with Westerns… and Jason Bourne… but mostly westerns. He even made us watch...

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Run Wild- In The Wind

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” -Erin Hanson By Molly Barber Photos courtesy of Tyler Brown The world we live in can be a pretty overwhelming place sometimes. With the world wide web literally at our fingertips we have access to unlimited information, gossip and social media. Between televisions, computers, and phones, screens consume our days. I think that’s one of the reasons I love this feature so much. It highlights time spent away from screens and adventures...

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Santa Likes Beer

I love Christmas and I think we all have holiday traditions that make our season special. For years my partner in crime Kyle and I would bake for days and spend Christmas Eve delivering the goods to friends and family. My mom decorates the whole inside of their house and always with Christmas music blaring. My brother waits until the last minute to go Christmas shopping which usually always turns into an adventure. And The Big Guy and I get the perfect trees and usually have a story or two to tell when we get home. These holiday traditions...

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Love Will Find A Way- Our Interview With Michael Franti

By Molly Barber Photos by Molly Barber & Luke Udsen Music is medicine. It does wonders for my spirit to find good music. Lyrics that I believe in wholeheartedly as I sing along, a beat that I can’t help but move to, and a sound that heals and rejuvenates my soul. This kind of music inspires, empowers, and motivates me. But, more than that, I think, it gives me hope. Hope in what? Everything and anything. It’s a magical medicine that I don’t want to imagine living without and recently I had the honor of interviewing one of my...

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Life In Technicolor with Lapidary Artist Quinn Street

By Molly Barber Photos by Molly and Quinn “Great Art Picks Up Where Nature Ends” Marc Chagall There is always a deep reverence that stirs within me as I learn about artists. It’s borderline magical to watch someone completely in-tune with their craft; to see their passion and spirit mixed in with the art they create. There is an unseen bond and deep respect between an artist and their medium. This was brought to my attention today as I listened to the interview and reviewed the photos I took with lapidary Quinn Street. I met with Quinn a couple...

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