Two hundred thousand Americans have died because of Covid 19. This could be an old sea-faring song –
Those who encourage and instigate others
Don’t give a damn about their sisters and brothers
Those who think nothing of gathering outside
Thanks to folks like you, this pandemic is raging worldwide
The volunteer coordinator at St. Joe’s asked for all of us volunteers to submit notes to cheer up the hardworking staff. It was March 2020, and after four years of singing to patients, I had to give up my Thursday visits to the hospital. So I wrote this song to support the caring and tireless workers of AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago.
It’s always fun to find an author with her own twist on the genres I love. In this case, I’m talking specifically about Battered, the first Whipped and Sipped mystery from G. P. Gottlieb. It’s a culinary cozy, but the main character runs a shop that serves healthy treats.
Galit Gottlieb’s “culinary mystery” Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery is part of the library’s Local Collection, a space on the second floor next to the Reference desk. Created by local writers and artists, the materials in this collection include novels, nonfiction, short stories, music, scores, and films for patrons to browse and check out.
“When I started getting better…I thought that if I survive, I would write and publish a book.” In G. P. Gottlieb’s debut whodunit, Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery, sleuth Alene Baron co-owns and -operates a café in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood with her best friend and old college roommate, the Jewish-identified Ruthie Blum Rosin. The two […]
A little over three years ago, I started singing to patients at St. Joseph Hospital on Thursday afternoons. I go from room to room and also have a couple of groups. I gain as much from singing as the patients do from listening.