I wrote a story for today's paper about how the Champaign schools' libraries will be open to the district's students this summer.
This week, I attended a Mid-America Press Institute workshop on smartphone journalism with several other News-Gazette staffers.
Mobile journalism wizard Val Hoeppner, who is director of education at the Diversity Institute, led it and I learned some amazing stuff.
As I enjoy gardening more and more this spring, I've been thinking about ways to landscape around Milou's doghouse.
Milou received this enormous house for my birthday a year ago and occassionally goes in for some time alone. My brother-in-law, who's a contractor, built it.
I write a lot in this blog about DIY solutions for various problems, including living in a tiny house.
Seasickness aside, Rob and I recently had a stellar long weekend in Daytona Beach, and I thought I'd tell you about it.
Rob and I just got back from a long weekend in Florida, and I can't wait to tell you all about our trip.
But first, I want to tell you about one particular experience while we were there, and how the kindness of strangers amazes me.
Yesterday, my mom made Rhubarb Pudding, a deliciously sour and creamy dessert that tastes like spring. She was kind enough to share it.
My heritage is mostly German, but I grew up in Paxton, a town with strong Swedish roots.
One thing I grew up seeing - door signs saying "välkommen" and featuring red dala horses.
As a food lover, I've never been to a potluck I didn't enjoy.
Today, a few coworkers are having one to celebrate the departure of Amy George, The News-Gazette's director of Market Development and Special Projects.