A Tale of Two Farms

On Saturday, March 19, I had the opportunity to visit another Illinois cattle farm. Illinois cattle farms are not as large as the ranches out west, and they are mostly family farms. This farm tour was the perfect complement to the two cattle tours I have already attended, first to a cattle finishing farm and… Continue Reading

The Mystery of the Lost Trombone

During the season of Lent, church tradition bans the word “Alleluia” during worship. Lent is a time of reflection and repentance. In choir rehearsals, however, we are already singing “Alleluia” in preparation for Easter. Not only that, but we are also rehearsing with the brass choir. On Wednesdays during Lent, we go to church for… Continue Reading

A Research Opportunity

A couple of weeks ago, Lily and Emmy were able to volunteer for a research project. This research, through Rush University Medical Center, is to help fight a rare neurological disease called Niemann-Pick Type C. Lily and Emmy were part of a control group of normal, healthy children. The researchers attached sensors to several places… Continue Reading

Hiding in Plain Sight {Book Review}

When I read that Angela’s novel was about to be published, I jumped at the chance to read it! I knew from being a contributor with Angela in the anthologies The Mother of All Meltdowns and Clash of the Couples that she is a talented writer. I couldn’t wait to read her book! Angela Evans’… Continue Reading

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