Book Review: “A Small Porch”

I ran into this collection of Sabbath Poems by Wendell Berry through a new Instagram acquaintance that I encountered through my skoolie and tiny house posts.  She regularly posts sabbath poems on the weekends that I enjoy reading.  Wendell Berry brings the wonders of nature into words on pages, and it is a beautiful thing. Continue reading “Book Review: “A Small Porch””

Book Review: “On Marriage and Family Life”

I picked up this book by St. John Chrysostom because I love a quote of his about prayer that I found in another book, and I thought a book focused more inwardly after reading autobiographies about revolutionaries would be a good shift for my mind and spirit.  While there were some bits and pieces thatContinue reading “Book Review: “On Marriage and Family Life””

Book Review: “Cesar Chavez Autobiography of La Causa”

Can we speak truth to power when power butters our bread?   This is the burning question that I left with at the end of this book.  Reading about revolutionaries always pushes me to take inventory of how I am investing my time and energy. As someone who grew up on the east coast of the UnitedContinue reading “Book Review: “Cesar Chavez Autobiography of La Causa””

Book Review: Long Walk to Freedom

Title: Long Walk To Freedom Author: Nelson Mandela Published by: Back Bay Books, New York, 1995 I did not expect this book to have the impact it did on me. As Americans, we often think of our country as ahead of South Africa in race relations due to apartheid regulations remaining in place into theContinue reading “Book Review: Long Walk to Freedom”

Book Review: “I’m Still Here – Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.”

Title: I’m Still Here – Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness Author: Austin Channing Brown Published by: Convergent Books, New York, 2018 I knew this book was going to be powerful when I read the Table of Contents. The first chapter is entitled, “White People Are Exhausting.” I had to smile when IContinue reading “Book Review: “I’m Still Here – Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.””