Author Archives: Brian D. Butler

Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall

Autumn Fires Robert Louis Stevenson In the other gardens And all up in the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over, And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, The grey smoke towers. Sing … Continue reading

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Moving Cities

“Moving Barcelona is a magical realist dance story about the Catalonian capital, an autonomous region in the Spanish State contending with an identity crisis. A city with everything going for it is still haunted by the ghosts of its past … Continue reading

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Tourism and the Climate Crisis

The U.S. state of Florida is a tourist mecca and is at the same time at the center of the global climate emergency. To highlight the growing emergency, the Florida nonprofit The CLEO Institute staged a dramatic gift shop in … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Librarians

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages will be well aware of my appreciation for cartoonist Tom Gauld’s hilarious comics. So, I was happy to discover that he has a new book of cartoons that will be released in the … Continue reading

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Which Countries Still Have A Monarchy

With all of the hubbub about the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Charles’ ascension to the throne, I wondered what countries still maintained a monarchy. Low and behold, the excellent website Visual Capitalist has a helpful graphic that answers … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of the Year Again

Forty years after Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 to raise awareness about censorship, the issue has taken on new importance across the country. This year more than ever it’s essential that we raise awareness about book banning and … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope

TheHope Signs initiative was created by Gothenburg Book Fair and advertising agency Nord DDB, and sees authors such as Jojo Moyes, David Lagercrantz, Lauren Groff, and Anthony Doerr sharing their thoughts on global warming for climate crisis demonstration placards. Printed on the … Continue reading

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Meow Wolf

The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based cutting edge arts group known as Meow Wolf has launched an exciting project in Denver, Colorado called the Covergence Station. Squeezed into a pizza slice-shaped space between urban highways, the colorful attraction is a series of immersive installations … Continue reading

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the impossibility of being human

BEASTS BOUNDING THROUGH TIME Charles Bukowski Van Gogh writing his brother for paints Hemingway testing his shotgun Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine the impossibility of being human Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief Faulkner drunk … Continue reading

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The only lasting truth is change.

When she was nine years old, Octavia Butler saw a sci-fi film called “Devil Girl From Mars” and thought to herself: “I can write a better story than that.” She went on to become the first widely recognized Black female … Continue reading

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