The Collapse by Mary Elise Sarotte

Posted by Sherry on 6/14/2015 in 1989, Germany, History, Nonfiction |

The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte. World Magazine just published its annual issue on books, and one of the books chosen as a runner-up for book of the year in the history/biography category was The Collapse. Coincidentally, I had already heard of the book and requested it from […]


Celebrate the Day: June 4, 2008

Posted by Sherry on 6/4/2008 in --June, 1989, Birthdays, Celebrations, General |

Aesop’s Day. Here’s a fable for today. I particularly liked this one since you get three morals for the price of one (story). A Labourer lay listening to a Nightingale’s song throughout the summer night. So pleased was he with it that the next night he set a trap for it and captured it. “Now […]


The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

I spent the day yesterday, unexpectedly, in the emergency room at a nearby hospital. (Everybody’s OK now, but emergency rooms take t–i–m–e.) Of course, I had to take some reading material along, and I chose a book I’ve been meaning to read for a long time: The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. The book is […]

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