On our recent trip to Port Washington, I found this haunting gentleman on the foggy shores of Lake Michigan. He was such a cool piece of local art that I had to share him. According to the bronzed plaque at his base, he's called "The Fisherman".
Mathematics, consciousness, and the brain's extraordinary coping mechanisms have always been intriguing subjects for me. When I found this biography of Jason Padgett, a man who survived traumatic brain injury and gained amazing computational abilities in the process, I couldn't pass it up. The Blurb The remarkable story of an ordinary man who was transformed … Continue reading Book Review: Struck by Genius By Jason Padgett & Maureen Seaberg
Just had to post some pictures from our latest visit to Madison, home to my Alma mater UW-Madison. There's just something about the majestic brick lecture halls surrounded by contrasting skeletal tree branches against stark white snow. Plus, the giant skull in front of the art museum is pretty sweet 🙂 Happy Travels!
This was one of those books I picked up on a whim while at Wizard World in Chicago this past year. I was looking for something on the darker side with interesting artwork and a female protagonist. With a real gothic Buffy the Vampire or Supernatural vibe, Dead@17 seemed to fit the bill. The Blurb … Continue reading Comic Review: Dead@17 by Josh Howard
Port Washington is a small Wisconsin town with a population of around 11,000 people, located on the shores of Lake Michigan. This is a favorite weekend destination for my husband and me, meaning I have plenty to say about the area. You can click here to check out my last post about this adorable Wisconsin … Continue reading Port Washington in the Fog
One of my goals for the new year is to continue expanding my reading horizons, specifically by reading more non-fiction books. I was glancing through the non-fiction section at the library and found this promising book, posing a great question: why do smart people do stupid things? The Premise “Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. … Continue reading Book Review: Everyday Survival (Why Smart People do Stupid Things) By Laurence Gonzales
I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that, for all the times I've been to Chicago , I had never been to the Chicago Cultural Center. Completed in 1897, the building was originally constructed as Chicago's central public library. This connection to literature is apparent the moment visitors enter. Murals depicting the names of famous authors … Continue reading Chicago Cultural Center
Better late than never. Back on our trip to Chicago in December, my husband and I had to pick up books for our Christmas book exchange. So, we stopped into one of our favorite locally owned bookstores, Unabridged, to purchase some old favorites to share with friends and a few new items as well. For … Continue reading Chicago Book Haul
I received this beautiful book as a Christmas gift, and it actually was the first self-published book I've ever read. I don't really know a whole lot about the self-publishing process, but I was interested to see if there was a noticeable difference from traditionally published books (in case I ever consider self-publishing myself one … Continue reading Book Review: Never So Long As We Live By A. Kragt & L.L. Gappa
Well, it's been a little more than a month since New Year's Eve and the beginning of all those pesky New Years Resolutions. On January 1st, I made the resolution to be a super hero. I know, I know... it sounds kind of ridiculous, but the world really needs more positivity right now and those … Continue reading New Years Resolutions In Review