Conquering the Fear of Flying – Valley Scene Magazine

Here is my latest piece in Valley Scene.   http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/minutia/   It is notably doubtful that there is a single human alive who has not experienced fear. Maybe it was that spider in the bathtub making it's way to your foot. Perhaps it was the loud backfire of the neighbor's van. Or possibly you have…

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The Origin of the Tricycle

Here is a story I wrote for Valley Scene Magazine (was assigned - I didn't CHOOSE the topic LOL). The link below is only good for a couple weeks.   http://valleyscenemagazine.com/minutia/     Ah, the wind in your hair and the burn in your thighs produce nothing but smiles across your face as you speed…

Landon – CD Review

Here is the link to the temporary online article:   http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/music/landon.html   In the song ‘Angry’ there is a quote, “I just want to be angry.” Well, listening to ‘Defying the Stereotype’, Landon’s newest and self-released CD, that statement is so painfully obvious. I felt during most of the album that I was being scolded…

The Origin of the Tortilla – Valley Scene Magazine

Link to the online article -  http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/cooking/   The Origin of Tortillas   As I attempt to eat these chips and salsa while drinking a margarita without making a mess on my laptop, I will also attempt to make your tummies growl with this peek into the origin of the ever so loved – Tortilla.…

Origin of Hops – Valley Scene Magazine

Here is the link to the online article - tho it only lasts 2 weeks:   http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/cooking/     We have all seen them, those commercials with the rushing rivers and mountain peaks. And living in the Milwaukee area my entire life, the beer terminology floats around like the frothy head on a cold mug…

Pen Pals – Making a Comeback? – Valley Scene Magazine

 Here is the link (only lasts until next publication - two weeks) to the online article:   http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/kids/         I have never had a pen pal and while researching this topic, I became disappointed that I hadn’t as a child. Having a pen pal has many positive results and promotes many values…

Sound of the Blue Heart – CD Review – Valley Scene Magazine

This is my second publication in Valley Scene Magazine - another CD Review.   Here is the link to the online article:   http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/music/index.htm   Here is the story:       Beauty? By Sound of the Blue Heart     The CD, Beauty? by Sound of the Blue Heart is certainly original. Johnny Indovina…

Thursday May 31, 2007

On Sunday we (my husband, mom, step father and daughter) went to Burlington’s Chocolatefest. I had never been there before and it was a pretty nice time. Typical carnival-type atmosphere. We played some games (I won a small froggie for Cass). Cassidy went on a few rides. We ate some yummies. Bought some chocolate. And…

Brandi Carlile – Valley Scene Magazine

This is a CD review I wrote for Valley Scene Magazine (based in California). This is my first magazine publication. And here is the link to the online article:   http://www.valleyscenemagazine.com/music/brandi.html     Close to 15 years ago, I received a CD for Christmas called Fruit of Life by The Wild Colonials.  Throughout these past…