Today I’m breaking my policy of never writing a negative review of a book. Yes, Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks was that bad. I’ve been a Sparks fan for decades, but […]
A special shout-out to William Race, organic vintner and tech genius, for recommending Tara Westover’s memoir Educated. The book is a blend of The Glass Castle and Hillbilly Elegy with […]
Pat Conroy has written the quintessential classic book about domestic violence, child abuse, and dysfunctional family dynamics: The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. It […]
Butterflies are moths with better public relations. – Gaden Robinson, The Baroness The butterfly is the iconic image for survivors of domestic violence. I was drawn as a moth to […]
SnoCounty Sheriff John Lovick became our county executive in June. This morning, the Everett Herald reported that he is forming a panel to review Snohomish County, Washington’s number one health […]
Pat Conroy is a champion for social justice. He’s done more to break down the walls of silence surrounding domestic violence and child abuse than anyone. He summarized his quest early on in The Lords of Discipline (1980) in a passage that chills my soul every time I read it.