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Gripping Story

Another book about the Holocaust? Yes, and a great one it is. Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer …

Revisiting Austria

Here I am on my Experiment in International Living. In the summer of 1965 I traveled to Austria with nine other American college …

Immigration Week at CHQ

For the fourth year in a row we were fortunate to spend a week at Chautauqua in western New York with our …

Terrorism in Charleston

When I heard of the shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, I realized that I had read about …

Texas’ French Connection

In 1686 the last ship of a doomed French colonization effort in Texas ran aground and sank in Matagorda Bay. There it …

Margaret and Me

Nine years ago my friend Margaret Lampe began telling me stories of her remarkable family and I began writing them down. In …

Kahlo, Rivera, Kingsolver

The current exhibit of artworks by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at Nova Southeastern University Museum in Fort Lauderdale reminded me of …

Rights for Blacks and Women

Re-reading Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, The Invention of Wings, yielded new insights that I missed last year, when my Florida group discussed it and I posted …

Radio Power in WW II

Anthony Doerr’s lovely novel was a delight to read and to discuss with my Florida book group in March and my Morning …

How Did We Get Here, II

At last, I have found the BIG PICTURE I have been looking for since my history studies at Rice–a book that tells …