2015 in Books, June

This month I went for the horrific and depressing. It was one of those accidental reading mash-ups that happen from time to time. Two summers ago I found myself reading book after book set in WWII England. This June it was colonial Australian history and one of the worst hurricanes in modern America. Isaac’s Storm:Continue reading “2015 in Books, June”

Burton Callicott’s Mid-South Allegory

Originally posted on The Pink Palace Family of Museums:
Three of the largest objects in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum’s collection are Burton Callicott’s Hernando De Soto murals in the mansion lobby. Callicott painted these murals in 1934 as part of the New Deal’s Public Works of Art Project. In 1936, he competed for one…

Toddler/Dog Love

My attitude towards my toddler’s relationship to my dog Zeb will likely make some parents and concerned citizens of the internet cringe. However, the beauty of parenting is that I am not required to pay attention to what anyone [other than my parental counterpart] thinks as long as I am not hurting anyone. Which, despite what youContinue reading “Toddler/Dog Love”

2015 in Books, May

Another month’s worth of reading: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Berry It took me from mid-March until the beginning of May to finish this behemoth. Berry wrote an exhaustive history of flooding on the Mississippi River, focusing his attention on the engineers who unwittinglyContinue reading “2015 in Books, May”