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Before They Were Men


“It’s hard to remember that they were men before they were legends, and children before they were men..” Bill Moyers, A Walk Through the Twentieth Century.  975 more words

River Of January

Spring is on its way!

The last week or so I’ve noticed a change in bird behaviours. I have heard lots of lovely bird song in the mornings and seen lots of birds thinking about pairing up. 321 more words


Two years ago I nearly died but I got better

Two years ago today this happened to me. I basically nearly died but managed to avoid that by having (as one doctor said to me) ” 265 more words


First Reviews are online....

Fresh from Netgalley, the site where reviewers and professional readers can post their reviews, even before a book is published – I am so thrilled that they seem to like… 250 more words

Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN by Ric Murphy

Ric Murphy’s Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN: First African American to Command an Aircraft Carrier  (McFarland & Company, Inc., 2017, 220 pp. $35, paper; $9.99, Kindle) tells the story of a poor African American boy who grew up in segregated America and through sheer determination and incisive decision-making advanced to the highest ranks of the United States Navy. 293 more words


John Adams

David McCullough writes about interesting people and events, and we love to read about them. Harry Truman, the Wright Brothers, the Johnstown Flood, Theodore Roosevelt are all his subjects. 686 more words


Book Recommendation of the Week

This week’s book recommendation is J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter. This is the first biography that’s made it onto my book recommendations list and I feel it is a good alternative to outright recommending… 319 more words

Book Recommendation