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Retro Favorites: Call Me Church by Tinnean

Blurb: It’s the height of the Depression, and people are desperate for a distraction from their lives. Film director Church Chetwood wants to help them forget—and he manages it with his documentaries and travelogues. 3,276 more words


Snow White by Matt Phelan

Snow White by Matt Phelan (InfoSoup)

The Snow White tale is redone with a new setting and great villains in this graphic novel. Snow White’s mother dies in 1918 and she is left with her father who is the King of Wall Street. 244 more words

Book Reviews

Remember When The Prophet Had No Vision?

The Church sends out full time missionaries to proclaim to the world the great blessing of having a living Prophet on the earth today. It is one of their most important selling points. 2,256 more words

False Prophets

Why did the the Weimar Republic Collapse?

The Weimar Republic was Germany’s first experiment in democracy. It was founded after the aftermath of the German defeat in World War I. The Republic faced many challenges during its short life. 211 more words

European History

A Dish for Every Occasion

My mother had three sets of dishes: the everyday dishes, the good dishes, and the ‘we can’t use those’ dishes.

The everyday dishes consisted of plates and bowls and glasses that my mother earned by turning in stamps at the grocery store or from garage sales. 403 more words

Grandma Verschoor's Chili Sauce (a slice of life along the Grand River circa 1935)

(Weather, work, and travel – in short, life – have kept us off the river for a month now.  We hope to get out on the Grand at least once more before the snow flies and will renew our quest to canoe the entire length of the Grand River next spring.   979 more words

Grave of the Week: Charles Curtis

This is an historic Presidential election, as well know: for one, it features the first female major party nominee, and will end the term of the first African American president. 799 more words