With apologies to my sister Joanne for not reading this two-volume encyclopedia set she gave me Christmas 1987. But really, do you think you will still be using your e-book twenty-six years from now? When back and neck aches led me to go ergonomic, the first place I turned was that trusty set of encyclopedias.
When your daughter's a sweet toddler, you never expect to one day see books like FROM HELL in her room. But then you don't picture her painting her walls bright orange either. At least she knows the value of a good old-fashioned book!
I can't be the only one with worn out roller shades that won't stay down when you close them. Okay, maybe I am the only one who would move this stack of books back and forth two times a day instead of taking a trip to the hardware store. But you can bet I'm not getting this kind of mileage out of an e-book.
Uncle. I admit it. The lamp doesn't need height. I'm running out of room for these damn piles of books. Besides, this gives me a chance to say, "Isn't that a handsome son I have?"
I'm fascinated to discover little-known stories from history. Stories of people and events that provide a new perspective on why and how things happened, new voices that haven't been heard, insight into how the past brought us here today, and how it might guide us to a better future.
I also post here about my books and feature other authors and their books on compelling and important historical topics.
Occasionally, I share what makes me happy, pictures of my garden, recipes I've made, events I've attended, people I've met. I'm always happy to hear from readers, in the blog comments, by email or social media.