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Channel of Peace | Kevin Tuerff | Book Review

9/11/01 is a day that will live in our memories for the rest of our lives. It’s hard to believe that it is the 20th anniversary today. I can still remember exactly where I was when the planes first hit the towers. I was in the 9th grade honors English – we had no ideaContinue reading “Channel of Peace | Kevin Tuerff | Book Review”

Broken Horses | Brandi Carlile | Book Review

Broken Horses is the memoir of Grammy award winning artist Brandi Carlile. I have been a fan of her music for a while and was interested in learning more about the woman behind it. I wanted to learn more about how she wrote her song The Joke and connected with all of the people inContinue reading “Broken Horses | Brandi Carlile | Book Review”

Live Your Life | Amanda Kloots | Book Review

During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I came across Amanda Kloots and her heartbreaking story about her husband Nick being hospitalized. I had heard of Nick before during his appearances on Broadway, and had thought him to be talented. It wasn’t long before I was following Amanda on Instagram, listening to Nick’s song LifeContinue reading “Live Your Life | Amanda Kloots | Book Review”

Lifting As We Climb | Evette Dionne | Book Review

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle For The Ballot Box by Evette Dionne is such an important book. I am a student of women’s studies. I have my master’s degree in the field. However, I still feel like my knowledge is limited, and I am always looking for ways to add to it. MoreContinue reading “Lifting As We Climb | Evette Dionne | Book Review”

Gold Dust Woman | Stephen Davis | Book Review

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks opens with a recap of one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac performances: Rhiannon live on Midnight Special in 1976. I was introduced to this performance by my boyfriend Shane when we first started dating. Watching Stevie Nicks get lost in her music and tell her story wasContinue reading “Gold Dust Woman | Stephen Davis | Book Review”

Everybody Fights | Kim and Penn Holderness | Book Review

If you’re ever on YouTube, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen a video by The Holderness Family. Their first video to go viral was their hilarious ode to Christmas pajamas and the rest as they say is history. Personally, I love their videos. Each of them is so infectious and always brings a smileContinue reading “Everybody Fights | Kim and Penn Holderness | Book Review”

What Unites Us | Dan Rather | Book Review

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, but also of fixers. We have looked at our land and people, and said, time and time again, “This is not good enough; we can be better.” What Unites Us is Dan Rather’s reflection on the United States of America and American patriotism. It is a reflectionContinue reading “What Unites Us | Dan Rather | Book Review”

The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review

The Color Of Law by Richard Rothstein gives the history of de jure segregation (segregation that existed because of local laws that mandated the segregation) in America. Using multiple examples, this text argues that anti-Black governmental housing policies have led to racially divided cities and suburbs. It is an eye opener regarding the humanitarian crimesContinue reading “The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

Reading, Writing, Nerding, and Honoring the Oxford Comma Since 1987.

A. A. MacConnell

When you write drabbles, you relieve the pressure of the epic novel expanding in your head.

The Calico Books

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