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Picture Books for Women’s History Month

It’s Women’s History month and what better way to teach our kids about the awesome ladies of the past than with some amazing picture books. It is important that we teach our children, especially girls, that they have all the potential … Continue reading

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Have a Documentary — Hey, Have Four!

Here’s a snapshot of some new documentary DVDs, recently received at the Dallas Public Library. Tower, directed by Keith Maitland. On August 1, 1966, I was 12 and living in Brooklyn, NY. Charles Whitman’s noon hour mass shooting that day … Continue reading

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William Faulkner’s Favorite TV Show!

I’ve got a tough sell ahead of me. I’m going to recommend a TV series that lasted only two seasons and featured a homely cast, stagey acting, and choppy editing. The show is Car 54, Where Are You?, a half-hour … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Earth Wants YOU, by Reverend Billy

The Earth Wants YOU bills itself as “a motivational handbook for earth activists” and is a short compilation of the essays and actions of Bill Talen, a performance artist and environmental activist who created the character Reverend Billy – a mixture of “street … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arcadia by Iain Pears

Even if you haven’t read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings books, or The Chronicles of Narnia series, nor seen the many films based on these fantasy novels, chances are… the names J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. … Continue reading

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