This is Part 4 of The Orphan in My Family Tree. It is the true tale of my ongoing search for
I’d like you to meet Fritz. He is my great great grandfather on my mother’s mother’s mother’s side. His parents
I’m generally more of a “the journey is the thing” person than a goal oriented person, but for the past
“Thank You For Your Service” was not optimistic or pessimistic, angry or trite. It was simply, overwhelmingly honest. Like, two boxes of tissues honest.
I am instead suggesting we have continued conversations as a reading community about building the best collections we can that include characters and stories that have the potential to connect with each of us in a way that makes us all better and that increases our understanding of our society, our history, and our connectedness.
I loved War and Peace from the moment Pierre bumbled into scheming Anna Pavlovna’s party and proceeded to horrify everyone by fawning over Napoleon.
I’m not sorry I read Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. But. I have a few words of caution for my
“Reading Summer” at our house is that brief time of year when we have the opportunity to read whatever we