Monthly Archives: January 2014

Of Nurses, Nuns, and Peas

I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seat wondering how my patient has been doing. Well, it’s been up and down. He got better after this last bout of sickness, made it through Christmas and New Years, and then got a NEW flu and sinus infection about a week ago, and has […]

Mariposa Dreamery

“Happy cheese comes from happy cows, and happy cows come from California.” No doubt you’ve heard that slogan if you’re a Californian…and resent that slogan if you’re a Wisconsinite. Being an open-minded Milwaukee girl myself, I was excited to dig into the world of California dairy for our Foods Badge because all dairy dominance discussions aside, […]

Oboe Redemption In D Minor and Other Moments of Musical Clarity

I owe the oboe an apology. Not just one singular, specific oboe, but all of oboekind. You see, in pursuit of the first requirement for the Music Appreciation badge, I started a listening log two months ago, tracking my thoughts on symphonic music. In one recent entry about Tomaso Albinoni’s “Oboe Concerto in G Min” […]