December 20, 2012 - 11:38am
While on holiday break, time for memories to make
Slow things down with your kids this winter break.
Most kids get out of school this week starting on Friday, December 21. I am so looking forward to my oldest daughter being out! Christmastime will finally begin when we can sleep a little later, enjoy each other’s company, and hang out at home doing all of our traditional Christmas plans.I...
December 19, 2012 - 1:24pm
Make winter happen: Hit up the Library this weekend for seasonal fun with Let It
It may be 60 degrees outside today – but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a White Christmas. Stop by the Louisville Library’s Main branch this Saturday, December 22nd, at 2pm for Let It Snow! storytime.
My favorite sweater was recently stolen.  Pilfered.  Kidnapped.  Yes, that’s what happened here.  My favorite sweater was kidnapped.  I can use the word “kidnapped” because I personified this favorite sweater – I called it “Grandpa”.This...
December 11, 2012 - 3:03pm
The Mayor’s Book Club takes on ‘The White Tiger’ at the Louisville Library
Aravind Adiga’s book, ‘The White Tiger’ takes center stage at this month’s meeting of The Mayor’s Book Club at the Louisville Free Public Library. Get your lunch and get your read on at the Main branch, this Wednesday, December 12th at noon.
“Rare” is word that I like to use.  When I should see fit.  But I apply it sparingly, thoughtfully, with a delicate hand – rarely.  It’s a spiky thing to put in a sentence – “rare” – prickly, maybe a little painfully hot in some places...
November 19, 2012 - 3:01pm
Thanksgiving, traditions, togetherness: that's what it's all about
Make some memories with your family this Thanksgiving. Check out some books from the local library and read together, play family games, or get outside and jump in some leaves!
I have a very vivid memory of Thanksgiving. Growing up in a town away from other relatives, we didn't really have much family who came to visit us on the holidays. We didn't travel either. My mother would start early, as she did every morning, getting the turkey ready to cook for the day. I...
November 15, 2012 - 3:08pm
Dr. Stuart Williams engineers the heart at the Library
That pulpy, beating thing in your chest is important. Maybe you should think about it. Join the executive director of Louisville’s Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, Dr. Stuart Williams, as he presents on bioengineering tonight, Thursday, November 15th at the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch.
Let’s talk about what it takes to build a heart.Look at that – do you see? – that is a kind of zero pretense writing called “minimalism” .  My Papa would call this “cut-to-the-chase”.  My editors would call this “just-real-journalism-please-...