Emily Reads

Reading Makes the World a Better Place

Today is National Family Literacy Day and I’m helping raise money for a great cause works hard to insure that families around the country discover the power of reading and get all the assistance needed to make that a reality.

IdeaFestival 2013

IdeaFestival 13 – Space, Soil and Sherlock

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to attend IdeaFestival 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.

This yearly gathering of the eternally curious is easily one of my favorite conferences. I always leave with tons of brain nibbles that keep me thinking long after I’ve returned home.

Up front, I need to thank the team for flying me down and taking care of me while there. All they ask in return is that I share my thoughts with those who will listen and I’m happy to do so.

Sadly, I had to miss the first day of the festival which focuses on the

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My Appearance on And That’s The Truth With Terry Whitaker

Earlier this year I was asked to come in for an interview with Terry Whitaker for her show And That’s the Truth.

We talked about my theater background, career and determination to make the world a better place. Of course we also chatted a bit about Amazing Things Will Happen.

This was kind of trippy to watch since it was filmed so long ago and some things have changed, but overall I’m very happy with how it turned out.

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Natalie Gelman

Natalie Gelman

Photo I took the night I fell in love with the voice of singer and songwriter Natalie Gelman.

2013 Hambletonian

C.C. Chapman shares his experience at The 2013 Hambletonian

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My First Taste of Harness Racing

Before arriving in New Jersey yesterday, I knew almost nothing about the sport and history of harness racing. Until I was invited to cover The Hambletonian I knew very little.

Turns out that it is a pretty big deal in many parts of the globe. Both Sweden and France love it. There are even equestrian tours that go around the globe to visit farms, tracks and races.

The first thing I noticed when I got to The Meadowlands Racetrack is the old school vibe of the place. You know that it has been here for years and has seen tens of thousands

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