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R-tworx: Koi Fish

Last week the kids enjoyed learning how to make a basic tear drop shape and turn it into a fish.  The fish were drawn in pastel / crayon and then the background filled in with watercolor paints.   33 more words

School Age Programs

Cake 181—Clinton County Courthouse (69 cakes left)

The Clinton County Courthouse is located in Carlyle, Illinois. According to an admittedly dubious website entitled “Explore Clinton County,” Clinton County was founded in 1824 from lands that were previously part of Washington, Bond, and Fayette Counties. 143 more words

Illinois Cakes

Sweet Fire Donna's

Fall is approaching! You need something that will stick to your ribs and make your toes curl as it goes down. Come over and let Donna make you a fresh bowl white chicken chili topped with shredded pepper jack and tortilla chips or indulge yourself in pulled pork nachos or have a wild time with the Pitmaster’s nachos. 44 more words


Like Watching Paint Dry

Randy Carlyle on the future of enforcers in the NHL:

“The game does evolve. There are roles that are going to change right from the top grouping of players down to your 12th forward.

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Handwritten With Thanks: The Art of Calligraphy.

Whether its palm leaves, burnt clay, copper, birch bark or our modern paper, writing has made its mark and continues to stay. The art of calligraphy in India takes us through inscriptions on the stone to paper, from epics to Asoka’s edicts, from few thousand years to the present day. 904 more words

Came. Saw. Conquered.

The Tissue Sample

September 18, 2014

“After some days of trudging about those dense ferns, one of our more agile vanguards ascended to discover a welcoming prairie just outside of our reach. 479 more words


The Lake Effect

September 11, 2014


There were two factors that made this year’s retreat more interesting than usual: the fact that it occurred directly in the wake of Carlisle’s Sesquicentennial Celebration downtown, and the shocking discovery of what seems to be a mass of discarded syringes washed up on the southeastern shore of the lake. 463 more words