July 2016

Fighting for Uncle Sam, Read About the Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army as you travel along!

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On a recent trip to Cedar Rapids I immersed myself in African American Military history with the book, “Fighting for Uncle Sam, Buffalo Soldiers in the frontier Army by John P. Langellier. “Fighting for Uncle Sam, Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army” is a great book that tells about a little known history of African American’s […]

Echoe's of Edisto - a home run

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I received a review copy of Echoes of Edisto the day before heading out on a trip to Barnacopia a combination AG museum and B&B.  I had loved the previous island mystery I had read and honestly put aside another book I was reviewing in favor of Clark’s easy to read fiction. I started Echoes […]

Bata's, Oh the Bread!

While in Cedar Rapids on a press trip for an art story for Senior News & Times we stopped at the fun Bata’s Restaurant. Located in the historic NewBo Neighborhood the historic building had been renovated and was quite lovely.  After looking over the menu my mom and I  decided to try out the bread.  […]

Grant Wood Memorial Window at Cedar Rapids Veteran's Memorial Building and So Much More

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We thought we were going to see a stained glass window, a beautiful piece of art, but that was all.  Little did we know that the entire Veteran Memorial Building both inside and out is a piece of art from the architecture to the exhibits. Teri Van Dorston showed us the beauty and history of […]