What’s that noise? Was it the scrape of a branch on the outside of your walls, or the brush of a wing or a fang or a talon? Was there a monster creeping outside your windows, or just the wind and leaves? This is a lousy time for the lights[Read More…]
Book Review: “Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response” by Jeremy Norton
Norton was there when George Floyd was killed, and he has some strong words about racism within his workplace, and the system at large. He’s seen plenty of despair on the streets, and he writes with grace about the downtrodden people he meets. He muses on the pandemic, and his total inability to understand why other EMTs didn’t get vaccinated.
Thanksgiving is coming soon and you know the story. A bunch of white folks came over in a boat, and landed on a rock. When it was November, they had a party and invited the Indians. Or not. Actually, mostly not, says Michael Harriot. In his new book “Black AF History,” you’ve been lied to. Even[Read More…]
You heard there’s a special creme inside them, so you’ll be sure to have one or five. The pies smell delicious; sweetness and a nip of sour, your favorite. Cake, cookies, pile that plate and forget the diet. As in the new book, “The League of Lady Poisoners,” written and illustrated by Lisa Perrin, some foods are simply to die for.
Cooper touches upon The Beatles, but not so that it distracts from the main reason for this book. That keeps this tale one that kids 10-and-up will enjoy but that adult fanswill want, too. “This Boy” is a book you’ll both cheer for.
The pictures are terrifying and heartbreaking.
That’s no cozy fire in any of them. No, what you see makes you want to flee, no matter where you sit when you see the photos. If a wildfire happens in your area, what do you do? How do you keep your family safe? Reach for these great books and start learning…
Book Review: “The Power of Saying NO: The New Science of How to Say No That Puts You in Charge of Your Life” by Vanessa Patrick, PhD
For readers who shudder at confrontation, this may seem impossible, but fear not. Patrick offers help by patiently underscoring her ideas, through step-by-step exercises, and with analogies that are universal and thus easily understood.
Better write yourself a note. That’s the only way you’re going to remember anything anymore. If it ain’t written down, it doesn’t exist. Tie a string on your finger, clip on a clothes pin, set a timer somewhere, whatever works to jog your memory is what you do. But in the new book “How to Be Remembered” by Michael Thompson, the forgetting runs much deeper.
as in the new book “Snow & Poison” by Melissa de la Cruz, beware of palace intrigue…
Book review: “The Overlooked Americans: The Resilience of Our Rural Towns and What It Means for Our Country” by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
“The Overlooked Americans” educates, and it begs for tolerance, compassion, and patience. It’s for grown folks who can see that anger and heel-digging isn’t anything to brag about anymore. It’s a book for anyone who seeks understanding, and the chance to stop worrying.