Mr. Kirk was my 4th grade computer teacher. He did everything he could to convince us to call him Captain Kirk, but he didn’t really have the swagger of William Shatner and it never really stuck. I think this made him think that we thought he was uncool, but honestly, my clearest memories from 4th grade were
As David Lynch once said “Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” Espresso, Flat White, Cappuccino, Latte, Americano, Café con leche, Macchiato or Mocha. However it’s made or in whatever manifestation - I’ll take it! Coffee is by far my beverage of choice. What inspired me to extoll my adoration of the Coffea Arabica plant?
I am one of those people who cut through your neighborhood. Now before you get all hot and bothered…I am NOT one of those people who RACE through your neighborhood. On the contrary, I drive slowly. *I* remember what it was like to be a kid playing in the street. I drive through for one of two
Whether you’re nobly looking to broaden your knowledge or simply looking to impress your friends or colleagues at the next gathering, check out Smarty Pants, the new Podcast from "The American Scholar" (sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa). Guaranteed to make you smarter with every listen. As their website explains (https://theamericanscholar.org/podcast/#), “Tune in every two weeks to catch
Perhaps you remember my first blog awhile back telling you about my other gig – besides my library gig that is. That other gig is the host of a local radio show playing music. In this follow-up blog I’d like to go into a little more detail about my show. But fair warning! I have an ulterior
If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I have fairly decided opinions on what the perfect temperature is. Last Friday, I asked multiple people how they were and the answer was invariably "cold" which was fine, except for the fact that I had just been outside and was thinking how glorious
Sigh… isn’t that always the way. I go through periods where I am equal with the greatest thinkers of all time and then I have to write something down and I can’t think of a single thing to say. You’ll just have to settle for some random thoughts: #1 I won’t finish my reading challenge and I’m surprisingly
December is often a hectic month, ending as quickly as it begins. Proof of this is that it’s somehow already December 4th! Perhaps blame can be assigned to any number of holidays and celebrations often competing with end-of-the year deadlines. Despite the busyness, there’s one constant that truly does make this a fantastic time of year for readers:
Dread. That was the feeling I had when I saw the reminder email that it was my turn to blog this week. I don’t mind blogging when I’m inspired but this week I wasn’t feeling so inspired. That is until I woke up today and realized it’s my Golden Retriever Winston’s 2nd birthday. I know I know.
Ever since we installed our first Little Free Library at Mondauk Common playground in 2014, I’ve noticed Little Free Libraries everywhere. The concept is so simple, so beautiful. You come upon this sweet little surprise, a hidden gem, in an unusual place that invites you to browse for a few quiet, relaxing moments. If you find something you’d