On “Homage to Catalonia”

On “Homage to Catalonia”

If it feels that history is in a loop… Of course 1984 is the more popular work. Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia is just as powerful a story with the veils of fiction stripped away. The work may not be widely recognized today by those outside of academic literary criticism, but for me it remains a work that …

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Book Covers: Distractions Of The Best Kind

Book Covers: Distractions Of The Best Kind

Actually, we do judge books by their covers. They are my, “Ooh, Shiny!” moment.  Walking into a bookstore is my adult version of walking into a candy shop. Books!!! Books!!! Books!!! Everywhere!!! Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, graphic novels, biographies, novels, essays. I am there, to discover them, yet mostly to discover myself. I regularly walk …

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NPR’s @samsanders breaks it down

NPR’s @samsanders breaks it down

If you listen to NPR podcasts, Sam Sanders’ voice and perspective are not a surprise. He delivers honest opinions, perspectives, and challenges for deeper, more meaningful answers. But this week might surprise you –  that is, if you haven’t been listening to him for a while. On the August 14th It’s Been a Minute With Sam …

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