Category Archives: General Blog

Great Books and a Quote

How to Cook a Crocodile: A memoir with recipes.  Bonnie Lee Black.  Peace Corps Writers, 2010. Bonnie has produced a well written and very interesting Peace Corps memoir of her time in Gabon.  As she was writing from an adult … Continue reading

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More Reading than Writing: A long cold winter.

Sorry about my long winter absence.  I suspended all writing while going through several health issues.  Reading has been continuing throughout this time and I have enjoyed many fine reads.  I have also succeeded in getting my name on a … Continue reading

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Book Summary and Thoughts

Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol.  1995 Crown Publishers, Inc. This is not a book review. This is an older title and unrelated to the “Writing Peace Corps Memoir” topic.  I … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Have you visited your local library lately?  I love to buy books but sometimes it is simply not the most practical way to get your books.  While searching for my preferred reading list of books written by Peace Corps volunteers … Continue reading

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Book News

I just received the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippines Development email ‘Bulletin’.  The Bulletin was to announce that the book, Answering Kennedy’s Call:  Pioneering the Peace Corps in the Philippines recently won an “IPPY” Peacemaker Award from the Independent Publishers … Continue reading

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Bookshelves and Books

I have been moving books, rather than reading or writing. Yes I have too many books.  I had two large black bookcases in the room we call the library; because it had two large black bookcases full of books.  These … Continue reading

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Things I Learned from My Father

My Father taught me many things Patience, flowers and things to eat Most of all, he taught me democracy To be a good citizen, to take part, to vote To collect and save stamps we would soak Find a wheat … Continue reading

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