Saturday, June 27, 2009
--Wilma Mankiller, former principal chief of the Cherokee Nation
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This is Rick Bragg's third in a series that started with All Over But The Shoutin' and continued with Ava's Man. The Prince of Frogtown is a story that intermingles vignettes about the life of his alcoholic father, who grew up poor and powerless in the south, and Rick's relationship with his ten year old stepson. Whenever I read a book I'm delighted when a sentence jumps off the page and makes me stop and think about it. In this book I found two: "There are some people in the world who are not necessarily good at life if you see it as a completed work, but who are excellent at it one daub of bright color at a time." And this one: "He lived in a common insecurity some men have about women, born of the simple fact that they can never quite figure out what women think--which, in his defense, is a little like trying to map the cosmos on the back of a Juicy Fruit wrapper with a toy telescope and piece of chalk". Two good examples of Rick Bragg's Southern eloquence
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The first thing on our agenda is the donut shop where Jenna eats a chocolate donut with pink sprinkles.
We go for walks. That is, I walk and pull her in the wagon.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
The USS Batfish was 311 ft long. It had four diesel-electric engines. A fuel capacity of 94.000 gallons and could stay on patrol for 75 days. It's diving limit was 400 ft and could stay submerged for 48 hours