Monday, September 24, 2012

To Infinity And Back, I Guess

Ron Fugelseth's son has an attachment, as many boys his age do, to a Thomas the Train toy.  It's his sidekick.

One day, Ron and his son decided that Thomas should visit space.

They made it happen, recorded it, and made the world a little better by sharing it.

Thanks Ron Fugelseth.  You're an awesome dad.

Check out the rest of the story and another great video HERE

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Flying Squirrel?

Conversation with Dave my 85-year-old-library-boyfriend

Leadup: Dave was interested in contacting a political group in Middleton, Wisconsin but had only gotten their p.o. box number.  He was hoping to get their phone number.

Me: "Ok, Dave, I've got their phone number."
Dave: "Wow! You're fast! Fast like a.....bird! No, wait, something faster! Fast like a....SQUIRREL!"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Story Behind A Story

The Books They Gave Me

Story upon story of how people acquired books...some are remnants of lost long friendships...adventures past...I find the background of books sometimes more interesting than the books themselves...I'm also the book owner who writes her name on the inside cover...which makes me wonder who might just have a book on their shelf with my name on it..and where that book has been since it left my hands....or what it meant to it's new owner..

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dream Wild and Live Happy

"Perhaps we don’t like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of depression. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong."

Sufjan StevensMichigan Essay


Book lovers never go to bed alone.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Walk The Walk

dad wears skirt with son

Nils Pickert's son likes wearing the occasional red dress.  Is the 5-year-old trying to make a bigger life statement?  Probably not. Sometimes wearing a bright red dress is just plain fun.  Mr. Pickert believes in supporting his kids no matter what they choose to do.  And sometimes that means not being afraid to walk the walk.

Nils Pickert, you're one of the most loyal, loving, sweet fathers I've come across.  Thank you for not only letting your child make whatever clothing decisions make him happy but for also showing him that clothes don't make the man-- love and support, on the other hand, do.

via Huffington Post

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Box O' Shame

He’s done something bad often enough to need a box of shame.

Whoever owns this dog, you made me snort laugh at your "box of shame".

Thank you

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