american authors · history · Non-Fiction

Book Notes : Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Most books about important people in history begin with at least a few basic details of the person’s origins.  However, Frederick Douglass, though he is writing about himself cannot provide much in the way of definitive facts on this subject.  He was born somewhere near Hillsborough, Maryland but does not know when.  He has never met… Continue reading Book Notes : Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

american authors · books · monday musings · Summer of my American Author

Tuesday Musing : The Meaning of Summer

Well, it’s summer.  I’ve been to and returned from the beach with my family. I learned to fish. I’ve eaten my first cherry tomato from the vine, read my first summer novel, made my first old fashioned lemonade and sliced open the first watermelon of summer.  This afternoon it will reach 90 degrees.  On my… Continue reading Tuesday Musing : The Meaning of Summer

books · journal

May Reflections

Books Read  Gosh, I love John Steinbeck.  This book contains a lot of his general themes encapsulated in a little fable-like story.  Simplicity, community, friendship, the effects of wealth and possession.  I can’t wait to read more from him and start re-reading the novels that I’ve read.  East of Eden was one of my top… Continue reading May Reflections