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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Share your COVID BIG history!!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a unique way we can be helpful: your state's historical society could be seeking your thoughts. Mine is.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Jayber Crow: a book to lift you up

Need a book that will inspire you? Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry is made for COVID-19 days. In fact, it's a book for all days, for those who seek to remain human. I’ve never read a novel like this one. If you were to ask me what it’s about, I’d have to pause.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Bill Bryson's Thunderbolt: It's to LAUGH!

If humor is what you’re pining for, I’ve got the remedy. I have never laughed so hard and so often reading a book as when I read The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. His memories of growing up in the Midwest during the 1950s are gutsy and irreverent, true to life but often exaggerated for comic effect. The memoir is a reminder that things really, really were REALLY different back then.