Category Archives: current events

Some Diverse Books for Black History Month

Happy February to you. It’s a good year because you’ve got one extra day in the month this year. Leap Year’s are awesome. February is also Black History Month. Last year, my friend Rebecca posted on Facebook that she was reading … Continue reading

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Missive from a Snowbound Writer

I live in the DC metro area. We are under a blizzard warning until Sunday at 6 am. Our government officials have essentially told us they’ve given up on performing their jobs and we’re pretty much house-bound, needing to “shelter-in-place” … Continue reading

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Can a Job be a Vacation?

I ask this question very simply because I saw an article the other day  about a bookstore in England that offers patrons a vacation of running a bookstore for a week. You pay 150 British pounds for the privilege. As … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on Elder Abuse & Harper Lee

Harper Lee has been in the news a lot this week, with the release of her book Go Set a Watchman, her first release since  her beloved tale, To Kill a Mockingbird. When publishers said Lee, who hadn’t released a … Continue reading

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When Truth is Stranger than Fiction… What Rachel Dolezal Teaches Us about Good Story

Over the weekend, the country became obsessed with Rachel Dolezal, the woman who claimed she was black, even though she wasn’t (Not even a little. Not even by way-back-in-the-day standards, when octoroon was an official census designation). This is one … Continue reading

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