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Kitchen table conversations with bradley finnearty

Kitchen Table Conversations is my blog about my life and interests. I write like I talk. If you are a grammar Nazi or other such perfectionist then this probably is not the blog for you. If you are looking for information that may help you to understand your life with Bipolar 2 or how an everyday person feels about things from politics to life and inspiration without the veiled insults to your intelligence then you have found a home on the web.

August 19, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

The Pain of Charlottesville Hurts Us All.

How do we stop the insanity? Author  With all of the events happening in America today I have found it imperative to avoid the news as much as possible. I am not the type to hide my head in the sand, I have to know what is going on in the world. But that is

August 11, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

Chasing Your Passion, More Than Just A Dream.

Author  Finding your passion, reaching for your dreams and being what you want are all common motivational phrases that are currently being used. They are even becoming a punchline in  some circles. I am sure you have heard some of them “follow your passions and end up starving” that type of thing. Finding your passion

July 28, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

When does “not giving up” become beating your head against the wall?

Author  One of the great things about being the youngest child of a single mother in the 70’s was that I was very spoiled. Yes I admit it. By the time all my siblings had grown up and moved out mom had enough money and shall I say little resistance to the my wants. I

June 10, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

How I Find Inspiration

Author  Finding inspiration is as unique to a person as their own personalities. I don’t see how someone can say to get inspiration from this or from that so everyone can or should. I get it from many different places. In my article How My Bipolar Past Affects My Hope For A Future I chronicle

May 6, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

Is The Era Of Great Music Over?

Twilight of the Rock Gods? What is a music lover going to do? Author  In a March 26, 2017 article in the Wall Street Journal titled Twilight of the Rock Gods by Neil Shah talks about how concert venues are still being dominated by the groups from the 70’s and 80’s. His statements that the great rock acts have

April 22, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

Enjoying The Day At Sandy Sues Silver Diner and the Flea Market.

Author  A nice warm winter day always makes Bobbi and I want to get out and enjoy the day. On this day we decided to head to the Hocking Hills Market to visit the craft and antique malls. When we arrived we decided to give Sandy Sue’s Silver Diner a try. The one thing I can

April 13, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

39 Images from the 2016 Lancaster Festival Art Walk.

“To be an artist is to believe in life.”–Henry Moore Author  What started out as an extremely hot and humid day with a heat advisory turned rainy with thunderstorms around noon. That caused the 12 o’clock concert by Arnett Howard to be cancelled. That could have been the end of the Art Walk for this

April 3, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

Meet Artist Darren McGrath

Author You often hear people say things like “do what you love” and other such motivation comments. I am a firm believer in that for many reasons. But in order to do what you love you have to find it, and to some that never happens. They are always worried about what they have to

March 24, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

Meet Hocking County Stained Glass Artist Cher Mitchell

Author  Hocking County Ohio resident Cher Mitchell has found a passion is in stained glass and spends many hours working to make some really beautiful things with her talent. I recently contacted Cher and asked her about her work. She told me that she wanted a way to express herself and the things that she

March 22, 2017
Bradley Finnearty

My Love For Local Indie Music

Author  Virgin Records was started by Richard Branson and group of friends in the bottom of a church in England. He has built it into an empire that spans travel, music, telecommunications and much, much more. His daughter Holly Branson is heading up a campaign that asks “Is technology hurting music”?. I think to answer the