The sweep of history makes us glad of progress in some areas (most notably, medicine and opportunities for women to use their educations) and sad for the losses growth has wrought. We might well mourn the passing of intimate family and community ties that a slower pace of life fostered.
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
The Longest Trail by Roni McFadden tells a rites-of-passage story about a troubled young girl and the mentor who nurtures her love of horses and helps her grow into a strong, resilient woman.
In his book, Living Life Backward, David Gibson suggests that we examine our lives in light of the inevitability of death. It reminded me that all three of my published novels begin with a death.
Starting the year with fiction, The Canyon House, and nonfiction, Silence in the Age of Noise. Both call into question what we engage with and where disengagement can take us.
The year is running out, and I’m preparing for the New Year. That space between Christmas and New Year’s Day invites us to reflect on the past year’s events and spring for a chance to embrace the coming year with hope.
The Silver Baron’s Wife by Donna Baier Stein strikes a rich vein of pioneer history. The facts of Baby Doe Tabor’s life are at once typical for some women of her day (late 19th, early 20th century) and atypical.
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