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Reading History

On the occasion of Columbus Day, now also Indigenous People’s Day, I got into a brief conversation with a new acquaintance on

Of a Boy and His Valley by Arnold W. Cook

Life in Rural Western New York during the Great Depression 1929-1936 (Published 1991)

Story Songs

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Picnic* Sunday, August 6th, I was in the large, relaxed

War on the American Republic: How Liberalism Became Despotism by Kevin Slack

I’ve had a number of conversations with people about The Baby Boom (the “Boomers”) and how horrible they were, and how they

No Century for Apologies by Jack Remick

It took me a while to “hear” this book.

In fact, for the first few pages I felt a bit confused.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Not long ago, I was asked to attend a “Heritage Day” at a school, and answer questions about the sixties.

Doug Brode Writes, Scores, Wins!

We’ve written reviews of Doug Brode’s books before in these pages. 

And no wonder – he has written a lot of

A Man Writes, A Woman Writes

As I often do, I’m reading more than one book at the same time. Typically, I’ll read one book of fiction, one

The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child by Russell Hoban, pictures by Lillian Hoban

What I’m Reading

How many books can you read at one time?