Monthly Archives: November 2019

Books to consider, pt. 3 – more fiction

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. The author of The Underground Railroad has done it again, this time with a story of a prison-like reform school in Florida.  Worse-than-Dickensian abuse occurred throughout this narrative, based on the real-life revelation five … Continue reading

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Books to consider, pt. 2- fiction

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.  If you enjoyed Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge , you will love reading Olive, Again, the sequel. Oh, to be able to write like  Elizabeth Strout! Olive is sui generis……..except I find in myself an … Continue reading

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Books to consider, pt. 1 – non-fiction

The hammering from daily political news has kept me away from devouring my normal quota of books on contemporary politics.  If you too are on overload, here are some non-fiction alternatives I’ve recently enjoyed. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s … Continue reading

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Deval Patrick: too little, too late or a ray of sunshine?

There is no better campaigner than Deval Patrick. He’s charismatic, warm, visionary and inspirational.  He appeals to our better sides, and has the kind of personality that really could help to heal the searing wounds of division. That he is … Continue reading

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It doesn’t have to be all about impeachment

Donald Trump would like the world to think that the Democrats are so committed to impeaching him that the important work of the country is not being touched.  But there are elected officials, including officials in high places, who are … Continue reading

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