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Connye Griffin
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Fresh produce makes a difference, says Chef John Biggs. #Foodie #Gardens #OldKinderhook
 
The Trophy Room at Old Kinderhook
Chef John Biggs is the Food and Beverage Director at Old Kinderhook . He oversees menus, servers, and cooks in the kitchen, and he gives them credit for the Trophy Room’s 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence , an award that distinguishes restaurants ...
Chef John Biggs is the Food and Beverage Director at Old Kinderhook. He oversees menus, servers, and cooks in the kitchen, and he gives them credit for the Trophy Room’s 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, an award t...
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We must learn over and over throughout our sorrows: from sorrow springs joy, a trope common in children's literature as well as adult literature.
One of the most profound lessons drawn from Pixar’s 2015 Inside Out is a truth about the human experience for children and adults: none of us escapes sorrow. The central character is Riley, a character named in keeping wit...
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The family farm lives and breathes in Missouri
 
The Rowland Century Farm of Morgan County
The Rowland Farm--a Century Farm--near Stover In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Homestead Act making it possible for a farmer to obtain free land as the United States opened up the western part of our country. The Homestead Act gave 160 ac...
The Rowland Farm--a Century Farm--near Stover In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the first Homestead Act making it possible for a farmer to obtain free land as the United States opened up the western part of our countr...
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Our three-year-old movie critic declared "Inside Out" a GREAT movie! #InsideOut #ChildrensLit #LiteraryTropes   #Disney  
The three-year-old who accompanied me to see Inside Out declared it to be a great movie! The character of Joy delighted her. When Sadness dominated the screen, she was somber, attentive when Anger vented, and a bit puzzled wh...
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Prison Brews, Jefferson City, MO
Prison Brews 305 Ash St., Jefferson City Mike Groose, a nice man in Jefferson City, recommended a microbrewery and restaurant: Prison Brews , located several blocks from the historical Missouri State Penitentiary on Lafayette Street. The décor features cell...
Prison Brews 305 Ash St., Jefferson City Mike Groose, a nice man in Jefferson City, recommended a microbrewery and restaurant: Prison Brews, located several blocks from the historical Missouri State Penitentiary on Lafayet...
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Dreamworks’ Home Features a Favorite Children’s Trope: A Best Friend
Last week , My Writing and Editing Coach considered children’s tropes in use in Home , a 2015 Dreamworks’ film. The focus was on the child forced to complete a quest after losing a parent to death or distance. This week, the focus is on the best friend that...
Last week, My Writing and Editing Coach considered children’s tropes in use in Home, a 2015 Dreamworks’ film. The focus was on the child forced to complete a quest after losing a parent to death or distance. This week, the...
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Fine Moments in Go Set a Watchman
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel loved by millions. Its language and its characters delight readers. Go Set a Watchman provides some good passages--unevenly, to be sure, but Harper Lee’s talent is still evident and worth experiencing. Jean Louise Finch’s lo...
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel loved by millions. Its language and its characters delight readers. Go Set a Watchman provides some good passages--unevenly, to be sure, but Harper Lee’s talent is still evident and worth expe...
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Inside Out: Movie Tropes for Children, From Sadness Springs Joy
One of the most profound lessons drawn from Pixar’s 2015 Inside Out is a truth about the human experience for children and adults: none of us escapes sorrow. The central character is Riley, a character named in keeping with the culture’s evolving consciousn...
One of the most profound lessons drawn from Pixar’s 2015 Inside Out is a truth about the human experience for children and adults: none of us escapes sorrow. The central character is Riley, a character named in keeping wit...
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Stitich by stitch, Patti Tappel creates beauty.
 
Quilting is a living art form, especially in the hands of Patti Tappel, Osage Bluff Quiltmaker.
“Quilting is hardly a dying art. In fact, according to Karey Bresenhan, president of Quilts Inc., which produces trade shows for the quilting industry, quilting is now a $3.5 billion industry. In today’s age of economic uncer...
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Tropes Common in Children’s Movies: Childhood Interactions Played Out by Animals--or, in Inside Out--by Animated Figures from Our Subconscious
The three-year-old who accompanied me to see Inside Out   declared it to be a great movie ! The character of Joy delighted her. When Sadness dominated the screen, she was somber, attentive when Anger vented, and a bit puzzled when Fear shared the dire conse...
The three-year-old who accompanied me to see Inside Out declared it to be a great movie! The character of Joy delighted her. When Sadness dominated the screen, she was somber, attentive when Anger vented, and a bit puzzled wh...
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Best friends provide children with support and courage as they navigate unknowns.
Last week, My Writing and Editing Coach considered children’s tropes in use in Home, a 2015 Dreamworks’ film. The focus was on the child forced to complete a quest after losing a parent to death or distance. This week, the...
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Some places, like the mightiest trees, survive economic storms. Cockrell, Missouri has.
 
Road Trips Into the Past: Cockrell Mercantile
Our travels have carried us through towns that no one calls home any longer. The buildings stand empty, often open to the elements and any critter in need of shelter. Other places refuse to give up, give in, or fade away. Someone cared enough about that zip...
Our travels have carried us through towns that no one calls home any longer. The buildings stand empty, often open to the elements and any critter in need of shelter. Other places refuse to give up, give in, or fade away. Som...
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    Language Arts Dept Chair, 2005 - 2010
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    Teacher, 1989 - 2010
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  • Kansas State University
    M. A. in English, 1975 - 1076
  • Univ of OK
    M. A. in Human Relations, 1971 - 1972
  • Coe College
    B. A. in English, 1966 - 1970
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Below is my review from several months ago. Today a different crew, Brian Tibbals and Timothy Rodgers, completed the year's work agreed to with an annual contract. They were conscientious and thorough. I'm fortunate to have had two different crews, both of which were excellent. We paid for a contract so that Stanley Steemer (SS) would clean our carpets for a full year and on the first visit, our ceramic tile. We decided upon SS after using a competitor several times and comparing the work to SS's. At first, we thought we'd made a grave mistake. The grout was virtually untouched, the crew rushed, one crew member moved a piece of exercise equipment onto damp carpet--against instructions--and left a stain, and one of the two crew members had to be instructed to protect my furniture from the now damp carpet. Mr. Stanley, in Kansas City, after several unsuccessful attempts to correct the problems locally, resolved our issues and the job was redone, completed correctly. Our next two carpet cleanings were just average; we decided never to pay for a year's contract again as the savings are marginal and the service less than spectacular. One problem we had was the crews rushed through the job so for the next to last cleaning, I asked for a senior crew and was promised one. Little did I know that scheduling has been centralized in Kansas City and that promises made there do not trickle down to local crews. Worse, the crews spend as much time driving long distances from house to house as they do cleaning because long-distance schedulers, unfamiliar with the areas, send them hither and yon to fill a 12+ hour day. When the crew arrived after 6 p.m., I asked how much experience they had; it could not be considered "senior" unless turnover at SS is extremely high. I told them I'd been dissatisfied and that I expected them to do an excellent job in spite of the late hour on a Friday. If they could not, I was willing to send them on their way and reschedule. They put in the time and delivered! These guys, Mr. Selby and Mr. Morris, were conscientious and careful. Instead of 40-45 minutes and out the door, they worked my 5 rooms and a couch until they were clean. I will request them again for my last contract cleaning. SS should know that these two represent the company very well.
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