Take me to your Leader, but make sure he’s not Nuts!

Here's the thing: tell someone you believe in UFOs and that's perfectly acceptable.  It's out there, it's controversial, it's vague, it's elusive, it's relative, it has hard evidential proof, it has changed some people's lives forever, it's got a slew of groupies.... and it's perfectly acceptable to … [Read more...]

Going Green, Take Two

When I think back to the last half of 2012, it occurs to me that I was in a rather suspended mode and did not make many waves as I waited for yet another holiday season to roll on by.  I knew something was up with my mom, but I was not allowed to get too close, so I numbed it out of my mind.  I … [Read more...]

Woodstock, I never knew you, but I like you

I have been back in Woodstock, Illinois only a short time now, but I will say this; the town has made some welcomed advances that really seem to perk up the town and yank it out of the past.  It can only cling to the fact that the movie Groundhog Day was filmed here for so long, and I'm glad to see … [Read more...]

Juls’ Quilts, Part 1

My mom, Juls, was a wonderful quilt maker and won many awards and accolades over the years for her art -- but never really told anyone outside of the family.  Even at her wake, neighbors that she lived next door to for decades had no idea that mom was such an accomplished quilter.  Cousins, aunts, … [Read more...]