Articles written by: Hayley Juhl

Boom made it inside the house, made friends with Jake the lizard, and never left. (Photo: Hayley Juhl)
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A cat story: The big Boom theory

I called my wife at work as soon as it became clear what was happening. “The cat has gotten outside and found himself a kitten,” I told her. He was herding it, keeping it safe against the wall of the house. “He may not keep it. Please repeat that part […]

Sit with your back to the windows, facing Cocktail Hawaii’s mural, to get the full in-the-tropics effect.
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Restaurant review: Cocktail Hawaii

With yet another polar vortex on the horizon, my thoughts turned to the tropics. But with a deadline looming, I suspected the reaction of our mild-mannered Senior Times publisher would be anything but mild-mannered if I hopped on a plane. Thus it was that I found myself at Cocktail Hawaii, surrounded by […]

Review: Moonshine so good it oughta be illegal
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Review: Moonshine so good it oughta be illegal

Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: You will get dirty. Your hands will be sticky. There will be barbecue sauce under your fingernails and at the corners of your mouth. I can’t speak to the state of your jeans. Welcome to the Moonshine BBQ. The menu at […]

Theatre preview: Oklahoma at Hudson Village Theatre
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Theatre preview: Oklahoma at Hudson Village Theatre

There are a lot of cowboy hats at the Village Theatre. That’s because, after entering the front doors, you’re not in Hudson any more. Welcome to Oklahoma! There are more than a dozen actors on the tiny stage, dancing without knocking into each other (mostly), a testament to Terry Girouard’s […]

Dr. Madan Bali: “We have become human doings, not beings”
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Dr. Madan Bali: “We have become human doings, not beings”

The mind is in every cell of the body, yoga instructor Madan Bali tells me. We are sitting cross-legged on the floor of his spacious downtown studio. His voice is low and soft, but carries in the spartan room. He compares the body—the complete body, which includes the mind—with supercomputers […]

A Christmas Carol: Okay with being Scrooge
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A Christmas Carol: Okay with being Scrooge

Most people would be hesitant to admit they’re pretty good Scrooges. Not James Milvain. He played the role last year for the Rialto Theatre’s A Christmas Carol presentation and the foundation was so pleased with his performance, they’ve asked him to reprise the role. Though he considered experimenting, he ultimately […]

Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions
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Hamlet at Victoria Hall: Shakespeare traditionalists will get along just fine with Persephone Productions

  Persephone Productions’ monochrome set, black with chalk outlines, coupled with the charcoal clothing worn by Hamlet and his peers, gives the tale of the Danish prince a pre-Technicolor, BBC-miniseries feel. Christopher Moore’s Hamlet is appropriately sulky, Clive Brewer’s Polonius cloying, loveable, brilliant in a way that has the audience thinking, […]

The U.S. Trail of Tears cuts through Mississippi and eight other states.
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Southern highways echo with tears

BY: HAYLEY JUHL In the 1830s, 15,000 aboriginals were herded from their homes east of the Mississippi. Sent on their forced march by U.S. President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, they crossed up to nine states on foot, by horse, wagon or steamboat to what is now Oklahoma. At least […]

A demolition derby heat at the Ormstown Fair. The cars weren’t the only things experiencing heat. Photo: Hayley Juhl
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Fairs: Where things go bump in the sun

BY: HAYLEY JUHL When I say I go to the Ormstown Fair for the extreme heat, I mostly mean I’m going to watch cars demolish each other in a dirt arena. But also, it’s hot. This year’s fair marked the first time I felt justified in wearing my Stampede-approved cowboy […]