"I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse." - Auggie PullmanIn
In Wonder, an amazing book by R. J. Palacio, fifth grader Auggie Pullman is about to go to school with other kids for the first time in his life. He’s a bright, hardworking, Star Wars fan, a normal kid in every way – except for his face.
Theatre geeks unite! If you’re like me, you love the thrill of live theatre…but can’t afford a trip to New York City. Sure, there’s always the chance that the "New Hot Show" will eventually tour a city near you or be staged by an intrepid community theatre group—but it’s just not the same, and certainly doesn’t have the same high wattage star power. What’s the next best thing to seeing an original Broadway show? Listening to the cast recording, of course!
Michael Jackson has been releasing new music. Well, not exactly Michael Jackson. He’s dead. However, unreleased music that he recorded before his death is now out after being finished by others. This means that we can continue to have new tunes by one of the great artists of his generation. The question is, would he have wanted this music to come out? A lot of material that ends up being released posthumously is work that an artist did not feel was good enough to be made public.
A friend of mine told me that a man had been bitten by a rabid bat not far from where she lives in Lee’s Summit. I was incredulous at first, but I looked it up online. Apparently, three bats have tested positive for rabies since June in Lee’s Summit. This caught my attention because I recently finished a book called Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus.