Category Archives: non-fiction

Love, Look at the Two of Us, Hidden in Every Way…

Before moving to Dallas, I lived and worked in Decatur, Illinois for 12 years. During my time there, one of our best-liked politicians was Democratic State Senator Penny Severns. She was indispensable to her home community, and I would often … Continue reading

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Book Review : Wild Sea Creatures by Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt

“Go, Creature Powers!”  Readers may recognize the authors, Martin and Chris Kratt, from the PBS television show Wild Kratts, in which the Kratt brothers inform children about animals in a hands-on way.  Wild Sea Creatures: sharks, whales, and dolphins! is a … Continue reading

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When They Weren’t Shooting, They Were Reading…..

One of the best non-fiction titles I read in 2014 illuminated for me a 20th-century U.S. governmental activity about which I had been totally unaware. Knowing about it now makes me proud yet again to belong to the “book profession”. In … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell “Great Lady”? Start With “ER”

Ken Burns’ new documentary series The Roosevelts reintroduces us to three members of a remarkable political family: Theodore, Franklin – and Eleanor, who arguably reshaped the role of First Lady to one of personal activism and keen involvement in the world … Continue reading

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Book Review: Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden – A Natural Approach to Pest Control by Jessica Walliser

I have been gardening for three years (not counting sowing carrot seeds as a child), and I’m always looking for new organic gardening books.  This year in particular I’ve been paying attention to the bugs in my garden, and thankfully, … Continue reading

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