Category Archives: Non Fiction

The Widow by Fiona Barton

I always wonder what it must be like to be close to someone under suspicion or investigation for a heinous crime. First there must be the shock of it all, the constant news cycle and the glare of publicity. At … Continue reading

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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett

Becoming Wise, like it’s title suggests is a book about wisdom. How we find it, what it looks like and how to foster wisdom in our own lives and in our relationships. It is a book about words, and meaning … Continue reading

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A River in the Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa, translated by Risa Kobayashi

Back in November when I saw that young soldier make his daring escape from North Korea , I began to wonder what motivated him to escape and also what his life would be like now that he is free. So when I … Continue reading

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Between The World And Me Ta-Nehisi Coates

Between the World and Me is ostensibly a letter from a father to his adolescent son. But really it is so much more than that. It is filled with stories and history and it is about the struggle of blacks … Continue reading

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was on the verge of completing his residency to become the neurosurgeon he always dreamed of being, when he noticed that he was losing weight and a persistent back ache was making it hard to get through … Continue reading

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Reading the News: How to Counteract Fake News and Bias In What you Read

In last week’s blog I talked about the trend in fake news aimed at the left. Much to my chagrin some of the sites that have been egregious in disseminating fake news are sites that I read regularly.  Sigh!  So … Continue reading

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Books to Read For an Alaskan Cruise! (Part One)

This summer our extended family is going on an Alaskan cruise! There will be 20 of us and we will be celebrating some important milestones on this trip, from birthdays (80 and 90 years old) to a big 60th wedding … Continue reading

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