And Then I Said “Nope”: Reviewing Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion

I'm going to keep this short, because I did not read The Female Persuasion in its entirety.  In fact, I stopped about twenty-five percent of the way through. I checked an e-book version of this novel out of the library because The New York Times listed it as one of the best books of 2018, and I … Continue reading And Then I Said “Nope”: Reviewing Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion

Book Review: Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis

At first, the bump on my arm was small, maybe mosquito-bite-sized.  Within a few hours, the bump had blown up to a lump that I couldn’t quit poking at.  Lucky me: I had a positive TB skin test! I was in college and had decided to sign up as a volunteer at my local Ronald … Continue reading Book Review: Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis

Bay Area Adventures: Jack London State Historic Park

It's the perfect time of year to go up to Sonoma: the rains have stopped, everything is blooming, the summer heat hasn't settled over the valley yet, and nothing is currently on fire. Jack London State Historic Park is one of our go-to spots in Sonoma, for a couple of reasons: it has miles of … Continue reading Bay Area Adventures: Jack London State Historic Park