Archive: June 2018

PART 4: “KINDNESS” MY CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES RIES IN FOUR PARTS

Part 4: “Kindness” I ask Charles to give me one word…one word that he feels makes him shine or that he would want people to remember when they think of him. “Kindness.” (I love this.) “You know, it’s always interesting when people tell you what they think of you or how they see you. I was in a meeting today and some of the people there have known me a short time and some people have known me a long […]

THE EDGE OF SIMPLICITY

Three handbags were set out on the back counter last night, just behind the table where we had all sat down to listen to the guest speaker. An unimportant detail as the women at the table were simply getting settled in and had moved their handbags away from their laps or the back of their chair. Except all three hand bags were by the designer Kate Spade. Colorful, simplistic and easily identifiable to the point of being iconic. Three little handbags […]

PART 3: “THE FRONT MAN” MY CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES RIES IN FOUR PARTS

Part of that “living” that Charles does so well is as the front man for the band, “Charles P. Ries and The Minktronics”. An accomplished writer with both a novel and five published books of poetry to his name, Charles began doing public readings to aid in selling his book and his poetry. Kismet would eventually pair him with two other area musicians who were familiar with his work. The twist, however, was that both men had also grown up […]