Bird Walk Through the Bible (Virginia Holmgren)

In my experience, church libraries are often fairly lackluster, and/or stocked with naked propaganda for that particular church’s beliefs.  Occasionally, though, you run across something unique.  Bird Walk Through the Bible was one of these rare finds.  I first spotted it in a UCC church, but never read it – I didn’t know if I … Continue reading Bird Walk Through the Bible (Virginia Holmgren)


The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

Apparently, The Yearling is well-known – a Pulitzer Prize winner, in fact – and I somehow missed the memo my whole life.  I’d never heard of it until I saw it in a gift shop in St. Augustine, FL last year.  After reading it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really is less popular now … Continue reading The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (Jerome Jackson)

Ivory billed woodpecker said:  “Dear me! They’re cutting down my family tree; Where can I live, I’d like to know, If men will spoil the forest so?”  - Elizabeth Gordon I have always loved birds.  I have many childhood memories of basically memorizing field guides, then sitting at the big window looking out on my … Continue reading In Search of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker (Jerome Jackson)