Tag: Jim Krause

Michael Shelden’s Latest Biography Tells of Herman Melville’s Secret Love

Melville biographer Michael Shelden. Photo by Jim Krause BY JANET MANDELSTAM Herman Melville was living in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, far from the roaring surf, when he wrote Moby Dick, his great novel of the sea. Michael Shelden wondered why. “If you ask scholars or Melville biographers, they either will say they don’t [...]

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New Community Cat Program Controls Feral Cat Population

(l-r) Rebecca Warren and Lanie Hines. Photo by Jim Krause BY JULIE GRAY Recent visitors to the Monroe County Humane Association (MCHA) Facebook page have been treated to a video showing a homeless black-and-white tomcat (let’s call him Tom) joyfully leaping out of a humane trap back to his old life after being neutered and [...]

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Edwardo Rhodes: Cake Maker

Edwardo Rhodes. Photo by Jim Krause. BY NANCY HILLER When City of Bloomington staffer Nancy Hiestand retired at the end of July, friends and colleagues presented her with a cake in the shape of her circa-1913 Arts and Crafts–style house. The architectural confection, built entirely of edible materials, was not just visually striking; many guests [...]

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Lara Lynn Weaver: Activist and Musician

Lara Lynn Weaver, a multi-talented musician, has helped organizations such as Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard and Middle Way House. Photo by Jim Krause BY CAIRRIL MILLS Lara Lynn Weaver faced a life crisis as she approached her 45th birthday. She felt obsessed with the material world. “It was that shameful materialistic mindset of, ‘I’m 45, shouldn’t [...]

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