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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
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:00 am
This is the lovely cover of Dan Guillory's new poetry book titled HousePoems. More than a poetry book, this is an interesting collection of poems, histories (short essays) and photos of central Illinois homes and structures and the folks who inhabited them. There’s also a section on th...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 09:46 am
Flip-flops are on my mind. And no, I don’t have a shoe or foot fetish. My feet just love to be comfortable and naked; my toes just love to be free. And warm weather means I can break out the flip-flops and sandals. Thanks be to the Egyptians. Thanks to America for falling in love with them – a huge variety are for sale everywhere. AND thanks be to 
Sunday, May 12, 2013 07:36 pm
May 11-12, 2013 turned out to be a gorgeous weekend! It did not rain the Saturday before Mother's Day as weather forecasters had predicted. Dr. Dolittle Day at Henson Robinson Zoo was sunny and warm (with just the right touch of wind, notice the flag above) -- a perfect day for folks in central Illinois to be treated to a free day of wildlife at the zoo. Thanks, zoo!
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