Living in an older home the last 28 years, our basement has always been a bit of a pit. No uniform paint on the brick walls or cement floor. Unfinished yes, but also dirty, dingy, and poorly lit. Especially our ‘laundry room’, which was the worst, and yet where we spend most of our time […]
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About Charlie, Reference Assistant
Charlie is an avid reader, and has been a steady and loyal library patron for 30 years. His three girls would bring suitcases and fill them with all sorts of exciting books and stories.
When he heard there was an opening at the reference desk, he jumped at the chance, interviewed, and got the job! He has been at the desk now since October of 2016.
He loves biking around Eau Claire, is a loyal YMCA member, has been married for 33 years, and plays in the violin in The String Connection.
Entries by Charlie, Reference Assistant
Call it a goal, not a New Year’s resolution, but January is a popular month to get organized. Do you wish to downsize your living space? Are you tired of clutter? Does having too much stuff around you make you a bit anxious, or just make you not feel like yourself? Is the task so […]
With November being National Adoption Month, I thought I might share my family personal adoption story. While my wife and I may be soulmates, have been together 38 years this month, and hope and pray we are together forever, our body chemistries were just not compatible. Sadly, after years of trying, and many embarrassing tests, […]
In April of 2019, I wrote a blog about how musicians and bands came up with their names titled “Who is Jethro Tull”? Our world-famous webmaster told me that for some odd reason, people still look at this. So here is part two. As a teenager in the late 1960s, The Monkees were a hot […]
In so many ways, 2020 was a bust, right? Certainly, the larger issues of death, illnesses, jobs lost, and businesses closing were the big picture but who did not miss their favorite outdoor activities? For me, it is all of the free outdoor music events that are so well attended in the Chippewa Valley. All […]
I really do feel a bit guilty. The past several months have been such a terror for so much of the world, and our country. Now India is again in a terrible situation. With 163 plus million cases worldwide, and 3.38 plus millions of deaths, hundreds of millions out of work, millions of businesses closed, […]
For almost a decade my wife and I have watched my nieces and nephews have several children, letting my in-laws have these great grandparent experiences. You watch these babies grow up, play with them on occasion, and get all sorts of pictures and videos. But we are not really involved in their lives, living many […]
I admit it! I love movies! My wife and I miss going to an actual movie theater, but what can you do? When it comes to Christmas movies, I certainly do have my favorites. However, to me, a Christmas movie has to do with the actual holiday, and the wonderful ideas of family, friendship, love, […]
All I am going to say about the upcoming election is to please vote. Do yourself a favor if you do wish to vote, and make your plan. If you choose to vote on election day at your local polling place, I suggest you double check the location. In Eau Claire, my ward voting location […]
As with so many places around the country, and the world, the Eau Claire library is now open for business. And like most businesses or organizations, it is not business as usual. You need to know right off that anyone coming into the library, for any reason, or any amount of time, needs to schedule […]