Category Archives: Books

Sometimes You Need To Keep Going

 

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across those borders where only teachers travel

WOODWORK Bill Manhire Children are building their teacher a coffin. There it is in the paper, somewhere in Holland, a good plain coffin made of many parts, and two of the children call each day and talk to the teacher … Continue reading

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Seems Like A Good Idea

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Talking Books

I have an on-again, off-again interest in podcasts. When I’m traveling, I tend to catch-up on the podcasts that I’ve been meaning to listen to for a while. Since I’ve been stuck at home, my podcast consumption has been limited. … Continue reading

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Lessons from the 20th Century

Following the horrific events of last week, I am not alone in reflecting back on the cautionary warnings of Yale historian Timothy Snyder. His short, but powerful book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century published just days after the … Continue reading

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A Year of Good Reading

January. A year of good reading ahead is a wonderful book poster from a large WPA collection from the Library of Congress. The series of posters was created by the Federal WPA during the 1930s.  

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Trees and books, books and trees

Yvan Guillo, aka Samplerman, aka Yvang, is a French cartoonist and artist. He started publishing comics in the early nineties and has never stopped. He recently created some children’s comic books at the éditions “Le Moule à Gaufres”. Guillo also … Continue reading

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Three and the Moon

I recently stumbled upon this amazing title with mind-blowing illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff . The artist was a Russian refugee who arrived penniless in the U.S. after the Russian Revolution. He spent the next four decades creating illustrations for popular … Continue reading

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Hide the Microfilm

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I’ll show you a saint

The Stand: Stephen King “Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me … Continue reading

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