Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wisconsin History

Non Fiction

Wisconsin Agriculture: a history by Jerry Apps. Lots of photos. Cheese, wheat, wine, cranberries, honey, other things that are eaten.  Ginseng is mentioned. So is muck farming. Good, I still don't know what the heck a muck farm is.

Polka Heartland: why the Midwest loves to polka by Dick Blau and Rick March. Page 143 says, "In the 1960s, the music of Lojze Slak was played frequently on Slovenian American ethnic radio programs."

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: photographs by the first American female war corresponded killed in action by John Garofolo. A biography of Milwaukee native Chappele's told by using her photographs.  Chappelle was killed in Vietnam in 1965.

Native People of Wisconsin by Patty Loew. A new, updated edition.

Ship Captain's Daughter: growing up on the Great Lakes by Ann M. Lewis. Her father worked, and then captained, ships on the Great Lakes starting in the '30s. A slim volume.


A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps. "Remembering country winters."

Remarkable Homes of Wisconsin. Video tour of fancy places. I tried to find a video of a jokey home tour Steve Martin gave back in the early to mid-'80s. I failed.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Deadpool and Some Novels


Deadpool starring Guy in Red. Cursing and violence and jokes. I've not yet seen it.


Deadpool starring High Definition Guy in Red. High definition cursing violence and jokes.


Prayers The Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb. Widow becomes sheriff in 1936. Things happen.

LaRose by Louise Erdrich. Man kills his best friend's five-year-old son in hunting accident. Man ancient rules he gives his own son to the other family. Things happen.