Category Archives: journal

What to do with old diaries (and letters)

When my dad opened an old trunk, he found two diaries his mother had kept from the years 1935 and 1936. At first glance they seemed to be all about the weather, not surprising for a farming man’s wife when … Continue reading

Posted in journal, letters, lifewriting | Tagged | 2 Comments

A picture paints a thousand words – a memoir of travel and art

Memories can be captured in art as well as words. Sophie Binder is a freelance designer/illustrator who left her job and home in St. Louis, Missouri, to go on a solo bicycle trip around the world. Fourteen months and 14,000 … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, book talk, journal | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Letters From the Other Side of Haiti

Jillayna Adamson was doing a booksigning at the Book House, a charismatic 150-year-old Gothic Revival house in Rock Hill (St. Louis), Missouri, that is literally stuffed with new and used books. The book store was recently served an eviction notice … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, book talk, journal, letters, multicultural, Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments