So my job is history, but my hobby is also history. A few times a week, I go online and search for more ancestors. As my paternal grandfather’s ancestors were white folks from New England, there’s lots available on them. (As opposed to, say, my Welsh great-grandmother, whose surname was Jones. Yeah. Wish me luck […]
rogansbooks.co.uk opening today in Bedford! Massive pride in our cousin Rachael, owner and proprietor…and in the community that’s supported and lifted her up. Carrying the family addiction to a new level…
It’s overcast. It rained and there are PUDDLES. PUDDLES I TELL YOU. Flash-flooding even. For a few hours before it all evaporates and we go back to complaining about the drought. The morning is trying to cast off its heaviness. Never mind. As for me, I’m sleepless and trying to grade papers which means I’m […]
He would have been 49 today. After 14 years, what remains? Love. Gratitude. Regret. Anger at the utter waste of all he could have, would have, done. And the determination to do a small part of those good things left undone. Also, of course: to rejoice, and eat pie. #happybirthday #thebrother #pieday
Lucy Mangan writes a book column for The Guardian. A few years back, she wrote a column about the work of Jill Paton Walsh, an English author of many novels, some for children and others for adults. I read several as a teenager and loved them. Two, Goldengrove and Unleaving, lodged themselves into a comfortable […]
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