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Happy Fourth!

Henry and I went up on the roof last night to see if any of the fireworks were visible from there. We were able to see about ten different displays going off in the distance! Lots of them were partly obscured by trees, but we had a clear view of several, way off in the distance to the south. That was fun!

On Friday Chloe went with me to the fairgrounds for the Home and Hobby awards ceremony, which was adorable. It’s held in the Turf Club up in the top of the grandstands at the fairground. They serve lemonade and cookies, and the dear sweet Home and Hobby women read off the names of the winners, who then run up to the front and get their certificates. This year they showed pictures of the winning entries on a big screen. We recognized nearly all of the items, so it was fun to know which person made them. I got three certificates — a Best of Division and two Donated Awards, all for the fingerless mittens. Here’s what the room looks like:

And then Chloe and Bob came back to our house and we all watched Toy Story 2 and WALL-E. Great movies.

Oh, yesterday I finished my recording of Through the Looking-Glass. I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as Alice, but it was still fun. It felt more self-conscious than Alice, and less fresh. Still, a classic! Download it here: or you can always wait till I push it through my podcast feed in a few weeks.

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4 Responses to “Happy Fourth!”

  1. Joanne

    Kara — I just discovered your podcast and had the joy of listening to your reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice. You have a delightfully engaging voice — light and playful — perfect for storytelling. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  2. kara

    Aww, thanks Joanne! You can find all of my audiobooks if you click the “LibriVox Recordings” link at the top of this page. :)

  3. Fred Fendt


    I had to drive from just outside NYC to the Mountains of North Carolina today. I drive back on Monday. I downloaded both parts of Our Island Story on my iPod and just finished part one on the way down. Thank you SO much! I was completely engaged. I am actually looking forward to the drive home to hear part 2!

    I couldn’t have spent over 10 hours enjoying your art without letting you know how much I enjoyed it.

    Thanks again!


  4. kara

    Hi Fred,

    So happy my recordings helped you pass the time on that long drive :) Thanks for posting!

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