COACH CAROLYN The Ultimate Offensive Weapon
At breakfast this morning I announced that I am no longer buying tortilla chips. My husband and I cant handle having them in the house. Period.
This may seem extreme and if you saw my pantry, you mi... Posted on 3/14/13 at 5:51 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone!
When you're not out barbecuing or watching fireworks, be sure to check out some of our newest and hottest blogs on Areavoices, including a brand-new-to-our-plat... Posted on 7/3/12 at 9:58 AM
STAFF BLOG ALL ABOUT FOOD Easy appetizer (or meal) for those who love olives
Have you noticed how easy it is to make a meal of just appetizers at a restaurant? On a trip to the Twin Cities last week, my husband and I paid our first visit to 112 Eatery. Located in the warehouse... Posted on 12/13/11 at 5:50 PM
MS SIMPLICITY So Many Books So Little Time
I have a confession to make.....my name is Melissa and I love to read! I just have not had the time to read latelly and I really miss the peace and quiet it gives my mind. I find my reading chair, g... Posted on 4/26/11 at 10:19 AM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels,” are looking for new reading material, I’m happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family lives on in the person of his son, Jeff Shaara, who also writes about the Civil War and has completed his father’s trilogy with “Gods and Generals” and “The Last Full Measure.”
“Now that science has attained its youth and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: ‘Let us be friends.’ It reminds me of the bargain the cock wished to make with the horse: ‘Let us agree not to step on each other’s feet.’”
—Robert Ingersoll, 1885
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