Imagine yourself at night, wearing dark clothing and holding a six-foot stick lined with LED lights. As you turn on the stick, it looks like a rainbow light saber. A nearby friend with a camera gives you a cue and … Continue reading
Author Archives: Erica Orange
About Erica OrangeErica achieves swellness through listening to her favorite artist, Jonatha Brooke, interpretive dancing around her space-challenged NYC apartment, going on adventurous trips around the world, hiking in the woods, drinking Spanish wine and snuggling with her pleasantly-plump felines. And, of course, spending quality time with her lovely husband.
“Everything is Incredible” is a moving short documentary about Agustin, a Honduran man who despite being severely disabled by polio, has been building his own helicopter for the past 50 years. The helicopter, which resides in Agustin’s small house, is made … Continue reading
“How important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” So on a day like this — Veterans Day — let’s take a moment to reflect. Reflect on a day that is all about courage, self-sacrifice and devotion.
I have long been fascinated by our connection to the stars. As many of us have, I’ve wondered about the greater energy of the universe. Wondered what holds everything together. Wondered what it all means. We may be closer to … Continue reading
Living in NYC, I can say with confidence that the food truck craze is still in full swing. But just when you thought that all of the novel ideas were already taken, the Ghost Food mobile food trailer comes along. … Continue reading
As we are freshly off an evening of trick or treating, jack-o’-lanterns, and scary costumes, I thought this quote was a “swell” way of ushering us into a new month. Happy November!
Growing up (and still today), Figment was my favorite of all the Disney characters. The little purple dragon in his sporty yellow sweater took me on my first “Journey into Imagination.” Or so I thought. In this mid-80s EPCOT attraction, … Continue reading
Lots of images may come to mind when you picture autumn in the Hudson Valley — from apple-picking to fall foliage to farmers markets. But one more image can be added to that list this weekend: Swellness. The 4 of … Continue reading
As Albert Einstein once said, “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” But is this true? According to recent research, the answer … Continue reading