Blackbeard and crew appear in 10th Hendry Park production - KPCNews: Home
Yes, Blackbeard and the Pirates have arrived in Angola, Indiana for this week. Missoula Children's Theatre is here and has worked with the students of Hendry Park for the past week. It has been a great week and a fun week as the directors, Daniel and Coryn, are staying with me.
Here is a short video of one of the earlier rehearsals. There is more to follow including my Saturday column!!
P.S. Jonah is the last one on the left with the Beach Bums!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Last night was the nation wide "Take Back The Night". In our town this event is celebrated at Trine University.
The event is to bring awareness to sexual assault to men and women. The boys' football team came to the event wearing high heels to represent walking in the footsteps of the young women.
It was a beautiful spring night and the campus was full of students and community members participating and pledging in this event.
We walked to the mound, circled around and came back to the campus. The streets were closed for that short amount of time to allow for the students to march and chant.
I think the event left us feeling stronger and safer in my small town.
How was the event in your town?
Sunday, April 06, 2014
It is indeed April, with all its elements - KPCNews: Kpcnews
Friday, April 04, 2014
Every once in a while I get a package from France in the mail. The package is from my pen pal, Micky Mireille, who lives in a small village in France.
Our acquaintance began on Facebook and we have never met in person. Even though I have never sent a package to her, I love I continue to receive small bits in the mail from Micky.
Her writing is flowery and curvy much like a French garden must be. Micky shares family details, weather, along with her mastery of cooking and gardening.
This last month she enclosed a copy of a watercolor of the village where she grew up, Aubenas in Ardeche. I love her stories of primary school where her mother was the only teacher and then moving on to secondary school.
Micky's words are like music and her invitation to visit is intriguing and is being considered.
I love having pen pals at any age. I think maybe they are wasted on our fourth graders. So, Micky, watch the mail because one of these days you will receive a small bit of mail from Indiana.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
As most of you know, I belong to a group called Warm Showers. This is an organization that hosts bicyclists who are traveling across one's area.
I am on a well-traveled route and host many of these folks during the warmer months. I provide a bed, shower, supper, breakfast and lots of conversation. Even when I am not here, my house minder takes care of these cyclists.
The folks come from everywhere and every country. This past Autumn I hosted a young lady from London, Ann McNuff. She was bicycling across America hitting every fifty states.
When she returned home she made this video. It is a wonderful short video about her travels.
Please just click on her name and the video will appear. It is a wonderful compilation of her travels.
I am looking forward to another season of bicyclists as soon as the snow is gone!
Monday, March 31, 2014
Just one book to go this Women’s History Month - KPCNews: Kpcnews
As March comes to an end, we also come to the end of Women's History Month. Please enjoy this week's column dedicated to that same cause. If that isn't enough, please make sure you register to vote! Just click on the above link.