Art · Fascinating People · Hamilton · Lisa Tully

Field Trips and Death in Miserable Musicals

In high school I loved art class. The art teachers had created a student club called the Aesthetics Club, which comprised a bunch of students who joined to go on field trips to Broadway Musicals in New York City. We probably did other stuff, too. But let’s face it: Broadway. When you live in a rural Pennsylvania town, the…… Continue reading Field Trips and Death in Miserable Musicals

Books · Fascinating People · Library · Lisa Tully

A Cyborg Meets Storm Troopers and Nobody Dies (Phasers Were Set to Stun?)

  This past weekend, my daughter and I attended our county library’s first annual Library Comic Con. How was it? In a nutshell, it was AWESOME. First of all, Comic Cons have been out of our reach–it is not realistic for us to fly to San Diego (or wherever) and attend the mobbed though undoubtably memorable events. Heretofore,…… Continue reading A Cyborg Meets Storm Troopers and Nobody Dies (Phasers Were Set to Stun?)

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A Friend Resurrected from the Dead

I have my book (and my mad internet skillz) to thank for reconnecting with a friend this past week. But not just any friend. This is a friend like no other. My book recounts my adventures during the year that I spent living with a family as a Youth For Understanding (YFU) exchange student in…… Continue reading A Friend Resurrected from the Dead

Lisa Tully

Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Go To an Author Event (Even If You’re Not That Into Books)

Originally posted on K.L. Kranes, Author:
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 6, I’m participating in a book event at one of my favorite local bookstores, Scrawl Books in Reston, Virginia. The event includes a book drive for an elementary school library and an author panel and book signing with me (The Travelers) and another local author, Angela Glascock…

Books · Fascinating People · Library · Lisa Tully · Writing

Real Life Book Thieves

This weekend I’ll be moderating an author panel. I am very excited about it. The event is multi-faceted, as many author panel events are. Primarily, it’s a book drive by my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. The troop is collecting books to donate to local school libraries. My job as a sometimes librarian in the local public…… Continue reading Real Life Book Thieves

Fascinating People · Hamilton · Lisa Tully

Making America Smart Again: Science

On Earth Day, I attended the March for Science in Washington DC. It was a rainy day, and many signs parlayed the rain into witty observations rallying around science. Considering the rain, I was very impressed with the turnout. The speakers were good, Jon Batiste played, and the whole event had a very chill vibe. Also it…… Continue reading Making America Smart Again: Science

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Human Survival, Primitive Technologies, The Great Human Race

Recently on my way to the library, I was delighted and fascinated to hear my Alma Mater Washington College mentioned during NPR’s radio show Here and Now. It’s a small school, so I always stop in my tracks (but not always literally) when I hear the town or the college mentioned. On this day, the radio…… Continue reading Human Survival, Primitive Technologies, The Great Human Race