The Dead Winter

“What the heck? It’s the dead of winter and the sun is still shining!” -small girl outside the Waterloo Public Library I came to the library today and realized that I am in charge of my own blues. I miss college so much it has almost made me ill! I have failed to realize up […]

Past and Present

I walked up the stairs that overlook the entire contents of the first floor of the Waterloo Public Library and felt as if I were climbing them for the first time. I used to climb them with Sami after school to check out fantasy books. She looked for the newest Terry Goodkind novel and I […]

Mandy on “Candy”

I just watched a really awesome movie called “Candy.” It made me realize that the kind of life I’m bound to have is one of the “drug addict” variety, not that I am going to be on drugs necessarily, but that my life will have moments of extreme bliss followed by periods of despair. The […]

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (French: La Belle au Bois dormant, “The Beauty sleeping in the wood“) is a classic fairy tale which involves a beautiful princess, an enchantment and a handsome prince. It is the first in the set published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, Contes de ma Mère l’Oye (“Tales of Mother Goose”).  There have been […]