On Witness and Respair: A Personal Tragedy Followed by Pandemic – I once had the privilege of being on a book festival panel with Jesmyn Ward and a handful of other authors. It was so early in her career that she didn’t realize that *she* was the gifted one. Read this and you’ll understand.
Reclaiming a hero who tried to save President McKinley – Please read (and consider sharing) this thoughtful piece on Jim Parker, a Black man whose heroism was erased – and the efforts to restore him to memory. Thanks to Sean Kirst for inviting me to do some sleuthing on this. 🙏
Through some internet sleuthing, a stranger from Maryland was able to track down my grandmother to send her something he found while volunteering at a used book drive: a telegram of her birth announcement…from 1928. – For those on Twitter, I got to help out with the coolest orphan heirloom reunion!
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