Passionista Beth Harrington: Lessons I Learned from My Mother About Women

How many people can make the claims about their sister that we can about ours? Our rockin’ sis Beth Harrington recently won an Emmy for a film she made called Fort Vancouver, which aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting. She was nominated for a Grammy for Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly, a film which propelled Wanda Jackson to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She conducted the last in-depth interview with Johnny Cash before his passing for her doc The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music. She sang back-up vocals and toured with seminal proto-punk band Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. She moved to the Pacific Northwest to marry a volcano scie

Anthropologist Marlo Meyer Moves to a Farm and Grows Hops

Photo courtesy of Marlo Meyer When we called Marlo Meyer for her Passionistas Project Podcast interview, we met a woman of many passions. First, she loves her job as the Education Administrator for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia. She also cherishes her work running Meyerhof Farm with her husband, Matt. And, she's steadfast in her determination to open a farm school to serve the kids in her local community. It's amazing that Marlo has time to plan the 3rd Annual Wet Hop Harvest Party on August 17 at her farm in Manton, California. She told us about her homestead, the decision to grow hops and the upcoming August event. Below is an excerpt from our interview w

Reagan Rothe and Black Rose Writing Publish One Type of Books — Good Ones

Courtesy of Reagan Rothe Reagan Rothe decided to draw from his own personal experiences as a writer to determine what type of publishing house he wanted to establish. In a recent one-on-one interview, he recalled, “I wanted to create a place for fellow writers that felt more personable. I wanted it to have a family feel and atmosphere, where authors would receive answers honestly and in a timely manner.” And with that, Black Rose Writing was born. Rothe also knew that he didn’t want to be pigeonholed into releasing work from a particular category and adopted the slogan — "We publish only one genre... our genre." He explained how he chose that particular tagline, “Our slogan derived from bein

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