Zazios Cooking Class

Last month I took a cooking class at Zazios, one of the local restaurants in Kalamazoo. Having never taken this type of class, I crossed my fingers and hoped for an enjoyable Saturday afternoon. The small class of nine participants included two couples, a man with his teenage son, a group of three women, and…

Matchbox Twenty

On February 13, I saw my favorite band in concert when Matchbox Twenty came to Western Michigan University’s Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo on their ‘North’ tour. “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips opened for them.  I wasn’t familiar with Phillips but I enjoyed his performance. His music didn’t seem very Idol-like, but it’s been years since…

God Made a Farmer

When I was young, my parents and grandparents listened to Paul Harvey. I enjoyed listening to his stories and I can still hear his voice signing off with the words “Paul Harvey…. Good day.” While watching the Super Bowl, it was Dodge Ram’s commercial with pictures of the American farmer and a story told by…

Bertha Galpin or Wizard of Oz Villian? You decide

A fun picture to enjoy on a Friday. I love this picture because Bertha Galpin reminds me of Miss Almira Gulch – the mean lady who wants Toto destroyed –  from The Wizard of Oz (1939 film). It’s the bike that brings the comparison to mind.  All that’s missing are baskets for the front and…