Julia McLean writes about a cheese – the soft, smooth texture and the rich, creamy taste. Camembert, the history, the legend and a bit of advice on how to enjoy it
Archives for October 2011
If our dogs could talk to us for just five minutes, what would they say? I think the answer might be as surprising as it is simple! Decades of misunderstanding might give way to a more open and positive relationship with our dogs if we could change some of our assumptions about our dogs.
Donna Leskosek writes about being the keeper of memories and histories. You came into my life so long ago. Your chubby little hands left fingerprints on my soul. You changed faces and names. I kept the bits and pieces of the life you missed and lost. I held the memories both good and bad although […]
Janet Vanderhoof feels there is no end to the creative ways the iPad can be used and is sure that it will be a springboard for many ideas. Here, she shows an iPad Brushes playback of a self portrait called ‘Red’.
When I was picked as one of Ten Outstanding Young South Dakotans, I was given an award and had to answer a questionnaire. One of the things we had to answer on this questionnaire was who our hero was and why; it would then be read to the audience as were getting our award. The […]
Guest author Drew Sager’s creative writing describes the personal experience in picking yourself up off the floor of mediocrity.
Martha Sherwood draws a parallel between municipalities using fines as a source of revenue and the sale of Papal indulgences in 16th Century Europe.
A Joni Mitchell classic reminds Michael Lebowitz that running doesn’t need to be about running away.
Recently I watched the Hollywood version of Shall We Dance? I had seen the Japanese original a few times and was equally moved by the film on each viewing occasion; seeing the American remake helped me to understand the depth of Masayuki Suo’s story (he both wrote the screenplay and directed) and to appreciate its […]
Over the past year, I have been collecting the blogs of people living “alternative” forms of career. Or, you might say, doing lives in a form different from the wage-an-hour, 9-5 setting. One thing I’ve noticed among nearly everyone writing these blogs is a passion for life that bleeds through their words. Even when they’re […]