• Historical Flavor: Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin The novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in February of 1885, has been a lightning rod over its 133 years being termed on occasion “coarse” and “racist.” Somewhere along the way, it became a classic. (I believe I still…

  • Historical Flavor: Grit of Teddy Roosevelt

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt was known for his adventurous deeds. It seems he proved his mettle (or was it obstinacy?) on October 14, 1912 when he went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to give a campaign speech. He was…

  • A Life in the Day of Annette Irby

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin We all have our favorite spots for relaxation. Author Annette Irby turned one of her favorites into the setting for her romantic novel and brings it to life for the reader.  Today, she shares how that setting…

  • A Life in the Day of Annette Irby

    Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin We all have our favorite spots for relaxation. Author Annette Irby turned one of her favorites into the setting for her romantic novel and brings it to life for the reader.  Today, she shares how that setting…