By Ashley Steinbrink. Reposted from Whoonew Imagine if you spotted a UFO or had a run-in with an extraterrestrial. Would you tell anyone what happened, or would you keep your mouth shut so nobody called you crazy in the head? Steven Spielberg’s 80s film, E.T., was the closest I’ve ever come to an alien encounter. E.T. Phone home… I […]
The people of the Orkney and Shetland Islands are extremely irritated by atlas publishers. Why is this? It’s because their real location is hardly ever properly shown on a map of Britain. They are usually stuffed into separate boxes to the right of the main map, giving the impression that they are just off the […]
The hilly capital of Scotland that has a beautiful and well-preserved medieval old town is more than just a travel destination for me. This city has deep connections with the wizarding world of Harry Potter and there are several Harry Potter sites that fans can visit. While you can go to the Warner Brothers and […]
This week was full of exploration and discovery with others from my group. We walked and almost got lost in old town looking at all the history and climbing all the spires. The city is beautiful from all angles and it’s crazy to realize it is all older then the United States. We visited Old […]
W…W…W…Will You Love Me? Part 1 THE TRAIL JESS JOGGED ON EVERY MORNING was either beautiful or terrifying, depending on how you looked at it. The only time Jess found herself centered and at peace, however, was when she jogged on that winding dirt path in the woods, the one that followed along a muddy […]
DAY 1 We had been looking forward to this trip for what feels like a lifetime. Even before we moved to Ecuador, my husband was fascinated with the islands off the coast made famous by Charles Darwin’s research on the theory of evolution. Known for it’s diverse and unique landscape and wildlife, it’s the kind […]
Excited, my girlfriend and I hop out of the Uber and grab our bags. It was our second time in Austin, but I don’t think either of us thought we’d be back for SXSW. Also, I don’t think she had seen me perform my music like this before; with the whole DJ setup and a […]
Morning Glories 6.23.2019 Prague is eerily quiet in the early morning, the whole city still grasped tight by the heavy hand of sleep. For a city with remarkable nightlife, bars and clubs open till the early hours of the morning, as well as a cafe culture that makes it difficult to not stumble across a […]
You may recall my review of the first two books in the series. It took a little time for me to start the following two because I wasn’t loving what I’d already read. Fortunately, the latter half of the series was more successful for me.
Summer is one of the busiest – and most exciting – times of year at our library. In Youth Services, we spend a lot of time focusing on our Summer Reading program. The basics are simple – we want youths to retain their reading skills while school is out, and research has found that reading […]
We are home and preparing to predator-proof our chicken coop once again! Never underestimate the coyote. They are very smart. We have heard many stories from family and friends about coyotes catching their dogs, cats, chickens and other livestock. They work together as a team for the pack to win. Well, not again they won’t! […]
I am early to bed and early to rise – makes a woman wise, they say. Nearly all the nights Jack and I have been together, I have gone to sleep first, unless he’s suffering from sort of crippling flu. Even our cat stays awake longer than I do. My family jokes regularly about how much I […]
“The American Dream? A Journey on Route 66” is a graphic novel memoir [written] in 2016 about traveling all of Route 66 with [her] tiny dog, Bug. It is an enthusiastic road trip story, and an exploration of American immigrant identity on America’s Mother Road.
Keep it simple. The best things in life are right in front of you. I hear people say all the time that they wish they could do this or that. I also hear that many of these wishes are based on what people see on social media. Today’s “Mondays are for daydreaming” post is a reminder […]