Celebrating the 4th of July

Here in the United States, we’re heading into the July 4th holiday–a holiday that expands or contracts depending on where in the week in falls. It’s also a holiday where the meaning of what we are celebrating is often lost in the celebration itself. In the past I’ve used this post to remind all of…

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Gone Fishin’

My Own True Love and I are heading off for another adventure. It’s our first road trip since the fall of 2019 and we are thrilled. This time we’re headed West on U.S. Highway 20. (He’s driven across the Great Plains many times, but I have not. ) We have only the loosest of plans,…

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In which I review (okay, squeal about) Wake by Rebecca Hall

Back in January, I pre-ordered Rebecca Hall’s Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts for reasons that will be clear to anyone who has followed this blog for a while. (Hint: Women warriors!) It came in the mail last week on its publication date.* I started reading it that afternoon. I was caught immediately…

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