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If you are a music lover and enjoy singing or simply listening to music performances, then ‘Tis the Season for you!  With many Christmas concerts scheduled through the next few weeks you don’t have to look far to find a way to celebrate the holidays musically. The Master Singers have several Christmas concerts scheduled.  Go to […]

Lost and Found: Wedding Photos

Recently I received a message on my home answering machine from someone who was not trying to sell me something.  That is a novelty in itself, especially this time of year.  The caller said that he understood that my father had been a pastor at a rural Wisconsin church in the 1960s and may have […]

'Tis the Season...

’Tis the Season…

Now that I am merely weeks away from winter break at school, I want nothing more than to settle under a throw blanket, sip some hot chocolate, and crack open a good book.  Scratch that.  I want to crank up the Christmas music, bake cookies, and wrap gifts.  And then I’ll resign to the couch […]


Bad Boys and Their Toys

As I’ve delved deeper into the world of New Adult Fiction, I have discovered a new love interest within this category: Motorcycle Club Fiction. This topic has always intrigued me since the television premiere of Sons of Anarchy in 2008; however, it wasn’t until my discovery of New Adult Fiction that I saw this as […]

DVD Collection

From Film to Video to Disc

I have had a great love for movies that was nurtured from years spent in darkened movie theaters throughout the 1950s and 1960s as a youth. This long held interest in movies fit perfectly when I first started at the library back in 1977, as I was able to select visual media for the library’s circulating collection. Back then the library belonged to […]

Getting Started

I’d like you to meet my cat Ollie and his new friend Dick, an Alaskan sourdough starter. This puzzling moment is brought to you as a result of my interest in a link from Larry’s recent Curiosity Exchange post, On The Rise. It’s a bit of a meandering story, but I promise it comes together […]


Eat, Run, Live

After years of battling my weight and diet, a few years ago I was diagnosed as at risk for type 2 diabetes.  The first sign of the diagnosis came when I was pregnant with my three boys, I had gestational diabetes with each of them.  After my third baby I managed to lose weight and my blood […]

Hip Hop Family Tree

Hip Hop’s History

The first thing that caught my eye about Ed Piskor’s graphic novel Hip Hop Family Tree was its size.  It’s rather large and feels substantial and hefty in your hands. It also intrigued me because it has a sort of flat, dated, faded quality to the colors and illustrations. It looks like it represents comics that […]

October Happenings

When I was reminded that it was my turn to do a blog, I had no idea what I would write. I decided to look at Chases Annual Events 2015 for inspiration. As most months go, there are a lot of activities in October. I thought I would share some of them with you. People […]

A Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

Earlier this year, my husband and I bought a house.  But it wasn’t just any house; it was the home his grandfather had built back in the 1940s.  It was the home where his father, aunt, and uncles had grown up.  It was the home where he’d spent countless holidays and birthdays. We were so […]