January 2020 Update

What a difference a year makes. I’ll keep this short. Looking over the stats, my blog posts had a serious dip after 2017. In 2016 there were 85 posts, the following year there were 41 posts. But I’ve had a number of personal disruptions, including moving from Minnesota to Wisconsin and dealing with the Covid pandemic. The pandemic has brought, to use a vague term, workplace challenges. Suffice to say, I’ve had to re-prioritize things. The full-time job takes priority, especially now, given the fragile economic state we’re experiencing. The second major priority is not getting Covid. Both these take … Continue reading January 2020 Update

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NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

Lower East and Upper West chronicle New York City from the late fifties to the late sixties. Tumultuous change, “urban renewal,” and racial strife mark these violent decades, but in these photographs these charged descriptors lay in the background. Continue reading NYC in Photos Week: Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968 by Jonathan Brand @ NYJB

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Pride Plus: Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire @ nyjb

“Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire acts both as a time capsule and a group portrait. Capturing images from an eccentric rural south, the book gives voice to the paranoia, rage, and love in its people.” Continue reading Pride Plus: Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire @ nyjb

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Blog Update: Shelter in Place II plus 2 “lost” reviews!

Have you been washing your hands? Obeying social distancing guidelines? If not, please do so. Let’s combat this pandemic and then we can get on with the rest of our lives. Anyone else really want to go to a bookstore or a mall or a restaurant? The lockdown has given me time to update the blog. I have begun the CCLaP review updates, updating nearly a dozen blog entries, including book reviews and essays. I have also updated all my Joe Bob Briggs website book reviews. These include two “lost” book reviews. I categorize them as “lost” because Joe Bob … Continue reading Blog Update: Shelter in Place II plus 2 “lost” reviews!

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Blog Update: Shelter in Place Edition

A short update in these challenging times. The rainy weather and Shelter In Place order have conspired to make staying inside the sane choice. Now that everything is closed (except essential services) and COVID-19 ravages the landscape like the Angel of Death, I have started the process of updating my blog. I have started adding text for my voluminous CCLaP reviews. CCLaP, aka The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, closed its metaphorical doors a few years ago. At present there are only a handful of CCLaP reviews up. For your reference, I am proceeding from the most recent (2019) … Continue reading Blog Update: Shelter in Place Edition

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