Kate Chopin

For a Toastmasters speech, I read aloud Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour”.  This is the story of a woman, who hearing that her husband has died in an accident, realizes that his death frees her of her wifely obligations. The story was published in 1894 in Vogue. The author, Kate Chopin, is one of America’s first feminist writers. Born in 1850, she grew up … Continue reading Kate Chopin

Remodeling a Bathroom

I am finally having my 1960s/1990s bathroom remodeled. It was originally built in the 60’s. In the early 90s, I had a new floor, toilet, and paint put in. The vanity and tub were original, including the laminate top and the tile surround for the tub. We are working through Lowes, so they ship all the supplies here to the house. They are stored in … Continue reading Remodeling a Bathroom

Harrisville – Memorial Day

Harrisville State Park – Harrisville MI, on Lake Huron. The park has a great sandy beach, but the water will be on the cold side. There is a new accessible ramp down to the waterfront. (It has just been installed; I didn’t see it listed in any online guides. It is at the campground beach.) Beautiful campground in a cedar forest along the shores of Lake Huron. I … Continue reading Harrisville – Memorial Day

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

A week ago, a pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks showed up. The male with the sharply contrasting black and white back and the glowing red bib on his breast is a lovely addition to the feeder. The female is tan & dun striped on back with small brown flecks on her breast. They are members of the finch family, and carry the large beak of the … Continue reading Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Tuesday Double Header – San Andreas – Trouble with the Curve

I started this post back in April – I must have been interrupted because they really are a couple of movies worth watching. Just watched San Andreas (PG-13) with Dwayne Johnson – a classic disaster movie. Dwayne plays Ray Gaines, a LA Fire Dept Rescue helicopter pilot. He is planning to take his daughter to San Francisco to college when there is a severe earthquake … Continue reading Tuesday Double Header – San Andreas – Trouble with the Curve