Valley Summers And Chicago Autumns

Elizabeth Kipps

MURPHYOnce upon a time, there was a girl named Lizzy, who loved two baseball teams very much. The first team was in her own humble home town, bringing joy to all who lived there year after year (especially to Lizzy). One summer, a young ballplayer named Daniel Murphy traveled far from his native land to play on the other-side-of-the-mountain for Lizzy’s teams fiercest rival. All season long, Daniel Murphy punished his opponents with bat and glove. Under the sinister charge of Coach Cabbage-Head, the rivals finished their regular season at the top of the standings, and Daniel Murphy was crowned king among all the league’s players.

Even though Lizzy’s team suffered at the hands of the rivals (and especially Daniel Murphy), they were not afraid when it became clear who they would face in the postseason’s second round. Thus followed a battle most bitterly fought. And lo! On the bats…

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Easter Eggs

I do love a good Easter egg. Not the plastic doo-dads you hide in the yard. Not the hard boiled versions you steep in Paas. The sort of Easter egg I am referring to is defined by the Urban Dictionary as  "A hidden item placed in a movie, television show, or otherwise visual media for … Continue reading Easter Eggs

Baby Sloths

I was not going to write about baby sloths today. I was going to say something about Civil War battle reenactments, because I went to one last week. Yes, and I even took photos, to prove it. See?   BUT, as I really do not have many positive feelings for Civil War battle reenactments, it … Continue reading Baby Sloths


With this blog being all new, and there being so many possible topics to write about and whatnot, I've found it difficult to narrow it down to just one. I offer, instead of something entertaining or insightful, this random mishy-mashy list of miscellany I find myself fond of lately. It's like, Oprah's Favorite Things, only … Continue reading Miscellany