Category Archives: Books

Wooden Cars

This week I stumbled across a used coffee table book at the Goodwill Store. It was nothing special, but the topic interested me. It was a collection of photographs of American cars that were manufactured in the 1940s. I quickly … Continue reading

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Bookish Themes …Floral Friday

This week, I utilized three unique vases and paired them with books that reflect perceived themes of the vases. Then, I let the mind loose to come up with floral interpretations of those elements. The chunky bud vase with the … Continue reading

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Lonesome Dreamer (Review)

I finally got around to reading the latest biography of the former poet laureate of Nebraska, Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt. The man was a noteworthy figure in Northeast Nebraska who grew up and worked for awhile … Continue reading

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A Micro History

  The clean-up of dad’s old acreage and buildings is finally complete. Many of the items needing further sorting and culling have ended up in my little house, making the ultimate selections more urgent. While going through a box containing mom’s … Continue reading

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Smart Baseball (Review)

If I had to choose which major sport to enjoy over all the others, it would be baseball, hands down.  That said, I’m not a “sports nut” about the game, I just enjoy watching it.  I don’t get overly involved … Continue reading

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JFK: A Vision For America (Review)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have been 100 years-old this year had he lived. The centennial year of Kennedy’s birth has inspired some new books about the 35th President of the United States. The first one I came across is JFK: … Continue reading

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