In the Christmas Spirit: An Interview with Screenwriter Kirsten Hansen

Screenwriter Kirsten Hansen (left center) with (from left to right) Preston Vanderslice (Beau Callahan), Producer Maura Dunbar, Development Executive Sarah Porter, Ashley Greene (Lucy Lovett) and Donna Benedicto (Anna Hepburn). PC: Kirsten Hansen With the holiday season comes Hallmark Channel’s celebrated Countdown to Christmas. Nothing says Christmas like a cozy movie complete with hot chocolate … Continue reading In the Christmas Spirit: An Interview with Screenwriter Kirsten Hansen

What This Is Really All About – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: All the Time in the World”

“I’ve decided I’m going to paint. I’m going to set up a studio and just see what I can do.” Megan informs Mick in last weekend’s episode of Chesapeake Shores. As she makes this declaration, she anticipates a positive reaction from Mick. However, he hesitates for a moment and a shadow passes over his face … Continue reading What This Is Really All About – Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: All the Time in the World”

Somebody’s Hero – Life Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: A Sonnet for Caroline”

“Who would you consider a hero?” I ask my students as we begin a new unit of study.  “Superman?” “Hulk?” “Shrek?” The kids giggle and shout out as many superheroes as they can, as though it is a multiple-choice question with only one right answer “Let’s try that again. What makes those ‘superheroes’ heroic?” Thirty … Continue reading Somebody’s Hero – Life Lessons from “Chesapeake Shores: A Sonnet for Caroline”