Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Friends and Old Friends

by Maggie Sefton

Reporting in from the Chicago area: Last weekend I was at the large knitting Expo, STITCHES---Midwest, where I met at least 200 knitters as I signed copies of the Kelly Flynn knitting mysteries. It was a blast!

Right now, I'm visiting with old friends in the suburban Chicago area, Lake Barrington. Some of you may remember my mentioning Lake Barrington last June when I was here after the release of the latest in the Kelly Flynn mysteries, UNRAVELED. I stayed with my friends then and posted about the beautiful old barn that graced the edge of their property, the last vestige of a farming past.

I'm visiting with a very dear old friend, who I met years and years ago at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Kathryn N. Black, a gifted clinical psychologist and researcher, who is also a renowned expert in the area of the education of gifted and talented children. Age has slowed my dear friend's physical abilities but her mind is still as sharp and her insights as incisive as ever. She just finished another article on the subject of gifted and talented education for publication.

Kathryn shares my enjoyment of Sci Fi movies and television and introduced me to a few new Sci Fi-type TV shows I'd missed: Alphas, Eureka, and Warehouse 13. Have any of you seen these new shows? What did you think?


Lori Cimino said...

I used to watch Eureka and Warehouse 13 faithfully. But when I gave up my DVR I lost track of them. I really enjoyed those shows and will probably catch up at some point with DVD's. Eureka is the better of the 2 to me.

Aurian said...

Haven't watched any of those shows, I prefer reading and blogging. But it is always great revisiting old friends. Do you knit yourself Maggie?

Nancy said...

I wonder if you can watch these shows online? I haven't seen any of them. I caught an episode of Dr. Who on the internet, the other night. Now I will search for Eureka!
It sounds great, having time with a long-time good friend.
I thoroughly enjoyed Unraveled! I lent it to my daughter as she is an avid knitter.

Maggie Sefton said...

Thanks for your comment, Lori. I'll watch them again and see what happens.

Maggie Sefton said...

Aurian---Yes, I do knit. It's especially calming and relaxing when I'm watching the news and the "talking heads." :)

Maggie Sefton said...

Nancy----You might be able to find them online. Or the library. Thank you so much for sharing UNRAVELED with your daughter. That was sweet of you. I hope she enjoyed it.

kmg said...

don't get too attached to Eureka. It's been cancelled. I love the show!