Photo Friday: The Eyes of Abe

This week, in honor of it being Presidents’ Day weekend, I offer a photo I took a few years ago at Mount Rushmore, in South Dakota. I was set to attend a conference in Salt Lake City and convinced my husband (my son needed no convincing) that we should all go, and make it aContinue reading “Photo Friday: The Eyes of Abe”

Photo Friday: Samovar Cafe

For this week’s Photo Friday, here is a picture I took when I ventured to Nikolaevsk, Alaska, a remote village of Russian Old Believers. I was visiting Homer alone for a few days, and was looking for something a little different to do that day. A local guidebook described four remote villages of Russian OldContinue reading “Photo Friday: Samovar Cafe”

The Library Book

Tonight my book club is discussing The Library Book, by Susan Orlean. It’s a fascinating account of a fire that devastated the central branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986, destroying a million or so books. The describes the fire in breathtaking prose, and then recounts the author’s investigation into its causes. TheContinue reading “The Library Book”