Everyone’s a library

The Wisconsin Book Festival makes my heart sing.

This year, I heard these presentations:

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso doing scenes from several plays by William Shakespeare and talking about their love for his use of language. They spoke, too, about their American Players Theater in Wisconsin, which “was founded with the goal of making the language of the great classics — especially the works of Shakespeare — accessible to the widest possible audience.”

Ben Ehrenreich on his book: The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine.
Andrew Bacevich on his new book: America’s War for the Greater Middle East.
James Campbell on his new book about his and his daughter Aidan’s trips to northern Alaska.

Way to go, Madison, Wisconsin. Another beautiful event to celebrate books and the people who write them.

Always happy

A little plug for her new book is fine by me: Mary Oliver’s Upstream.



Her way with words

Just pretty


By Christina White Photography

So pleased it’s fall.

Happy men dancing happily


Saving the Boundary Waters

Have enjoyed following Amy and Dave Freeman’s year-long journey through the Boundary Waters, which they undertook to save the area from being ruined by oil exploration, etc. Looking forward to reading their book when it’s published.

Sister Ginny Welsh’s good work

The Facebook pop-up memory feature is pretty great. When I saw what it delivered this morning on my newsfeed, I was quite delighted.

Here it is, an article and pictures about Tiffin Franciscan Sister Ginny Welsh’s good work in Toledo, OH.

Making me smile

Love in action at the bowling alley, Saturday, September 24, as people gathered to support Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor. Sponsors, helpers and bowlers united to make a difference for the hungry in central Toledo.