Monthly Archives: January 2011

Clam chowder advice requested

We finally got around to trying out the recipe that was partially the inspiration for Mary’s clam chowder in Well Considered at the party when the neighbors are first getting acquainted across racial barriers.  I had found many mouth-watering recipes, … Continue reading

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Busboys and poets…reprise

I have several earlier posts that refer to Busboys and Poets (D.C. 14th & V location). Last spring and summer, soon after I started this blog, I posted many of our experiences related to Busboys and Poets — author presentations, theater … Continue reading

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Child of the Civil Rights Movement

On Sunday, I presented the children’s story in church, with the children gathered at my feet. Our Director of Religious Exploration, who was giving the Martin Luther King Day message, had asked me to read Paula Young Shelton’s book, Child … Continue reading

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The n-word…and lesser offenses (part 2)

This is the “lesser offenses” section of my previous post. We regularly have children’s books in our home for the grandchildren, and in December my wife brought from the library one of those she knew I would love. It’s a Book by Lane Smith is a story … Continue reading

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The n-word…and lesser offenses (part 1)

  Before the shootings in Arizona occurred and national attention and disagreements turned to whether or not incivility in our political climate contibutes to such tragedies, the national debate seemed to be revolving around the n-word and whether or not it was okay to take it … Continue reading

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A 2010 retrospective and a 2011 resolution

An e-mail from a book festival site alerted me to the article from Publisher’s Weekly regarding the top-selling fiction and nonfiction books for 2010 (http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20110103/45644-the-2010-decision-bush-larsson-tops.html).  Out of the ten fiction selections, I have only three left to read thanks to Stieg Larsson … Continue reading

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