Beautiful Country Burn Again

Book review: South and West, by Joan Didion I am trying to┬áplace myself in history. I have been looking all my life for history and have yet to find it. The resolutely "colorful," anecdotal quality of San Francisco history. "Characters" abound. It puts one off. In the South they are convinced that they are capable... Continue Reading →

Setting The Record Straight On The Donner Party

Book review: The Best Land Under Heaven, by Michael Wallis (Amazon) For as much true crime as I read and watch, I draw the line at cannibalism and anything near it. I mean, you have to have a line, you know? I'm fine with my extreme squeamishness about it. I feel like it would be... Continue Reading →

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