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Unravelling Shakespeare

Unravelling Shakespeare

Last night I had the opportunity to attend a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will, produced by the Strollers Theatre company which performs in the Bartell Theatre here in Madison, Wisconsin (thank you, Project Famous, for the complementary...

Heroes to Me: Ferguson Public Library

Heroes to Me: Ferguson Public Library

I got a kick out of the advertisements this week for the TNT show The Librarians,  featuring young librarians as super heroes.  While not as dramatic and absent the explosions, real life librarians are often truly the super heroes of our society. Case in...

Yoopers Get Recognition, eh…!

Yoopers Get Recognition, eh…!

Whoohoo! We made it into the dictionary—the Miriam Webster Dictionary to be specific. Who are we? We are Da Yoopers! Natives and expats of the U.P., Michigan’s glorious Upper Peninsula. It turns out the Urban Dictionary has recognized us since 2005.   “Yooper is...

Henry S. Miller’s 2014 Happiness Calendar

Henry S. Miller’s 2014 Happiness Calendar

The 2014 Happiness Calendar below came to my email in-box as a free blog post to promote the book The Serious Pursuit of Happiness by Henry S. Miller, a motivational speaker and consultant.  I did not write it.  But I like the concept of a monthly focus...

The Glass Ocean by Lori Baker: a Review

The Glass Ocean by Lori Baker: a Review

Czech glass makers Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka were so taken by the ephemeral, translucent nature of marine invertebrates that they use the art of sculpted glass to capture the essence of these complex sea creatures. American author Lori Baker was so taken by the...