Watch/Listen/Read

Erika writes: I feel like I blinked and missed out on this whole week. Or perhaps I just haven’t gotten nearly as much done as I’d like to. Whatever it is, I’m making inroads in my battle with the writer’s block I’ve been writing about for the last two weeks. I’m not convinced it’s overContinue reading “Watch/Listen/Read”

Watch/Listen/Read

Erika writes: I’ve had an interesting week battling something like writer’s block and keeping an impending migraine at bay. Hints of the writer’s block accompanied the candy fumes of last week, but I wasn’t prepared for how awful it would make me feel when it actually arrived! Hours of staring at blank screens, often withContinue reading “Watch/Listen/Read”

Watch, Listen and Read with Us

Another weekend has arrived, and we’re here with highlights from what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to. Mary’s had to sit this week out due to illness, but we know she’ll be back soon. Meanwhile we all wish her a speedy recovery (and you can leave your well wishes for her, too.) In theContinue reading “Watch, Listen and Read with Us”

Watch, Listen, Read with Us

If you haven’t already realized, there’s been some renovation here in the Boiler Room. We’ve launched a new design for our homepage. We hope it will make finding what you’re looking for easier. You’ll now find the podcast on its own page. Of course you’ll still find the usual selections like The Big Think, ourContinue reading “Watch, Listen, Read with Us”

Friday Preview: The Professor is In

Friday is upon us once again, and pumpkin spice season has already descended on the Ivory Tower Boiler Room… as evidenced by a lively discussion in one of our recent meetings about pumpkin spice vs apple as the better autumn flavor. Erika, who is usually the one encouraging us to “embrace the and” came downContinue reading “Friday Preview: The Professor is In”

Podcast Preview

Friday is here once again. To our readers and listeners who celebrated Rosh Hashanah this week, we wish you L’Shanah Tovah–a sweet new year. Tomorrow’s podcast is one that any teacher, writer or editor will want to listen to… whether you’re a “teacher” in the traditional sense or not. Andrew sits down with editors ofContinue reading “Podcast Preview”

Friday Preview: The Secret to Success

Spoiler alert: it’s taking notes. At least according to this week’s guest, who tells us: “If you want to make it to Broadway or let alone Broad Street in Philly, you have to take the notes.” Another Friday is here, and we’re getting ready for a long weekend (and some of us for Rosh Hashanah,Continue reading “Friday Preview: The Secret to Success”

Podcast Preview: When I was One I had Just Begun

We’ve brought you a month of various birthday celebrations, in writing and on the podcast.  We’re wrapping up August by bringing you selections from our open mic celebration.  Friends, guests, contributors and new visitors gathered online and in person  at our sponsor,  Words Matter Bookstore  to read together.  You’ll be able to hear people readContinue reading “Podcast Preview: When I was One I had Just Begun”

Podcast Preview: Happy Birthday, A Year in the Boiler Room

“Poems shouldn’t make you wait for them to finish. Like love, they should finish making you wait.” –Noah Eli Gordon “Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.”  We know you’re waiting to read about what’s coming up this weekend in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. We’re just as excited to bring it to you. Pour yourself a favorite beverage,Continue reading “Podcast Preview: Happy Birthday, A Year in the Boiler Room”

Podcast Preview: Lev Raphael, Take 3

We hope you’ve got your favorite cake ready for this weekend’s podcast. Saturday is our official birthday, and so after you’ve taken the time to listen to the conclusion of Andrew and Erika’s conversation with Lev Raphael, you can revisit the very first episode , where Adam and Andrew lay out their vision for whatContinue reading “Podcast Preview: Lev Raphael, Take 3”

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