Much to my pleasant surprise, it was a lovely book, the story (which takes place over 15 years) of the making of a new dictionary at a Japanese publishing house.
*** BOOK: Strength in What Remains AUTHOR: Tracy Kidder YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2009 *** Before I picked up Strength in What Remains, I read two other books by Tracy Kidder, both of which I thought were well written, but not extremely compelling or original. Among Schoolchildren is the story of a year in a fifth … Continue reading On Our Bookshelves – Strength in What Remains
I was initially excited to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, and bought a pair of tickets months ago.
*** John “Fletch” Fletcher keeps busy. Photography, acting, doing voice-overs, playing bass, dancing salsa, teaching English…the list goes on. He studied film and video production in college at Notre Dame (and worked on the movie Rudy, which was shot on the campus). But he got away from his film roots for a while, working for … Continue reading A Road Less Traveled – Our Q&A with John Fletcher of FletchJr Photography
*** Carrie Roble says that no matter where she is, she is at home in the water. She spent summers growing up swimming in the Great Lakes. While attending college in Maine, she was the captain of Bowdoin’s swim team. She’s been an ocean lifeguard in Los Angeles, and a scuba diver in Western Australia. She has an M.S. … Continue reading Park Over Plastic – Our Q&A with Carrie Roble – Science Director – Hudson River Park Trust
*** Lydia Bourne lives in Connecticut, is married to an Englishman, and has a job which is largely in Italy (working with her sister, who lives in Florida). But she’s lived all over, including Melbourne and Geneva, so this is hardly an unexpected situation for this citizen of the world. I asked her to take … Continue reading Olive Oil & A Boutique Hotel – Our Q&A with Rastrello Ambassador Lydia Bourne