This Week’s Discovery: a young Mexican immigrant leaves her family behind in search of a better life

Today, I’m featuring one of our newest finds that got a rave review: Nancy Blodgett Klein‘s coming-of-age novel, Torn Between Worlds: An illegal …This Week’s Discovery: a young Mexican immigrant leaves her family behind in search of a better life

Manet and Modern Beauty Exhibit

Jeanne (Spring) painted in 1881 When you were a child learning about famous French painters, did you confuse Manet with Monet? I certainly did. But I came up with a memory device that helped me figure out the difference between these two awesome painters. That is, Manet has the word Man in it and Edouard … Continue reading Manet and Modern Beauty Exhibit

Lesson One: Look Away

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble,whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable —if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” --The Bible, Philippians 4:8 My first job after graduating from Journalism School in 1979 was working as a police reporter in the City of Chicago. To find stories, I … Continue reading Lesson One: Look Away