Monthly Archives: September 2010

Not a romance novel

I have learned that some people are confused about the genre of Well Considered due to the cover, which depicts a black man and a white woman.  Having discovered this at Capital Bookfest Harrisburg, we made a point of quickly … Continue reading

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James W. Loewen at Busboys & Poets

Sales have passed 1.5 million copies for James Loewen’s book, Lies My Teacher Told Me. His book Sundown Towns gives a shocking portrait of racism throughout the country, of white people refusing to let those of other races and religions live in … Continue reading

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The Fall Book Festival Season Has Begun!

Capital Bookfest Harrisburg at the circular State Museum of Pennsylvania next to the domed Pennsylvania State Capital building, was first. The day was sunny and cool, the park along the wide Susquehanna River was full of walkers, joggers and bikers, … Continue reading

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A Heron On The Anacostia

The Anacostia, “D.C.’s forgotten river,” joins the Potomac River in downtown Washington. It’s only about eight miles long and flows from Bladensburg, MD, near Hyattsville, where we live, but its headwaters reach into upper Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties (www.dnr.state.md.us/naturalresource/summer2001/anacostia.html). Because of … Continue reading

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What could I tell them about war?

On Friday, I visited a private high school in response to an invitation to speak to their 10th-grade English students about war. I was asked to come because I am a combat veteran – a rifle platoon leader in Vietnam … Continue reading

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ISLAMophobia was the topic …

ISLAMophobia was the topic of discussion at the A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) meeting last Sunday afternoon at Busboys & Poets Restaurant on U Street in Washington, D.C. “Truly conceived out of the mind of the community, A. C. … Continue reading

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More … why we read …

My post titled “A Mallard on the Cuyahoga” was the most popular I’ve had since I started blogging in March. It was about our recent trip to Cleveland and Rocky River where I grew up. In preparation for that trip … Continue reading

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