My Columbus: Libraries

Note: I started writing these before COVID-19 hit the United States, but I’m going to post them while practicing self-quarantine and social distancing. If given the opportunity, what would you want to share with a huge national audience about your city? What would you want one of your favorite celebrities to know about your small … More My Columbus: Libraries

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Image: Business Insider High-tech military equipment, a flesh eating disease, and ancient curses collide in this unapologetically modern twist on the gentleman-explorer narrative. Most books about white men exploring the jungle harken back to the grainy black-and-white days of Theodore Rosevelt or Queen Victoria but Douglas Preston’s trek in The Lost City of the Monkey … More The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Why I’m Voting for Morgan Harper

Morgan Harper is a progressive Democrat running to be the congressperson for Ohio’s 3rd district against incumbent Democrat Joyce Beatty who has been in office since 2012. Obviously, since moving to the 3rd District, I’ve voted for Beatty happily. When you’re up against Goliath, though, sometimes you need a David. Here’s why I’m voting for … More Why I’m Voting for Morgan Harper

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

As the best of 2019 lists began rolling out, Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe was in everyone’s best books of the year lists. I had seen the advanced reader’s copy on our shelf in the library workroom a few months before it was published, but by the size of the tome (nearly 500 pages) … More Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe