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Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 12:00 am
AS HIGH AS THE GROUND IS LOW She loved a man who had never climbed trees, never been pulled by longing up lanky limbs of aged oaks, nor crowned the neighborhood, ...
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 12:00 am
This is probably the most interesting and handsome book to come out of central Illinois recently. The author will talk about and read from the book on Sat., Sept. 7, 2 p.m,. at the Vachel Lindsay Home. You'll want to own this collection about historic homes and the folks who lived in them. From Springfield to Shelbyville, Bloomington and beyond (there’s a section on the White House a...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 12:00 am
OK. If you're so busy or brain dead you forgot you get a three-day weekend this weekend (like I did), you need to read this stuff below: Tonight, 7 p.m., at The Pharmacy a jazz show with Lucas Collins from N.Y. on percussion and
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 12:00 am
What do other folks do? Those that don't attend the Illinois State Fair or mill about the pool. Well, this poet goes out into the world and welcomes in happy little moments. Unafraid to find a sweet rendezvous in unexpected little places or pleasures, fearlessly finding connections, sometimes between the natural world and the world ins...
Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 12:00 am
If you’re like me, you’re so busy that joining a book club is a thought you keep kicking out of your thoughts each time it’s thrown back at ya. Whack! (Though joining a book club is something you desperately want to do. But heck, there’s this little thing called writing you want to do more and can’t even find time for that.) Podcasts and online book clubs to...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Meet Jackie Jackson. If you don't know her, you should. She has mentored many a writer. Maybe you. She’s written an array of children’s books over the years and tons of interesting and funny stories about growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Since retiring, she has finally sat down and concentrated on getting those big books published. So far, two books from


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