Time: // 8:45 am
The scene: // Sunny and cool in a town waving the National League Pennant. I haven’t been much of a baseball fan in recent years after being disillusioned by the steroid era, but I used to be both a fan and a lover of the history of the game. A Cardinals versus Red Sox World Series makes both parts happy. But I have to go with the fan part for who to root for: Go Cards!
Listening to: // My Sunday playlist, currently a medley of two of my favorite hymns from childhood, “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “Come, Ye Thankful People Come.”
Currently reading: // I had to put down Brave Genius by Sean B. Carroll for awhile in order to get my book club book finished for our meeting this Thursday. We’re reading Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett, Jr. I was told that black parents have their teens read this book so that they can see themselves in history. I’m astounded by the changes it’s making in this middle-aged white woman’s psyche. Every American should read this book — especially anyone who loves American history because this history is our history and it should be more prevalent in all of our history books.
Blogging about: // Photography classes. I wrote three posts (with photos, of course) from two classes:
- Saturday Snapshot — Street Photography
- Environmental Portraits Photography Workshop
- Environmental Portraits Photography Workshop (part 2)
And, I slipped photos from the classes into three other posts:
- Book Review: Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin
- Mother and Me, Age 48 — October Memoir Challenge
- Book Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Participating in: // The October Memoir and Backstory Challenge hosted by Jane Ann McLachlan. The third week’s theme was secrets. I had trouble with this one and ended up writing two posts about secrets I’m not telling, right now, followed by one post where I finally revealed a secret about my idiosyncratic way of getting myself to complete projects.
- Not My Secret — October Memoir Challenge
- Secretive Art — October Memoir Challenge
- Secrets Revealed — October Memoir Challenge
Our Week 4 theme is Roots and Wings. Memories of home, leaving or finding it, and of travel or journeys. I have no idea, yet, what I’m going to do with this. Maybe travel. My trips since I started this blog are pretty well documented here, but I could scan old photos from earlier trips.
Looking forward to: // The Diversity Book Club meeting when we’ll be discussing the first seven chapters of Before the Mayflower.
What are you up to this fine Sunday?