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"books are men of a higher stature"

Autumn colors are here!



Last night we heard a wonderfully interesting talk by Donna Woolfolk Cross, the author of Pope Joan. Her novel, which I read and enjoyed, is now being made into a feature film. I hadn't realized that Cross is the daughter of William Woolfolk [who wrote "Batman" and "Superman" for National Periodical Publications (the future DC Comics), "Captain America" for Timely Comics (an earlier incarnation of Marvel Comics), and "Captain Marvel" for Fawcett Publications, as well as the television series The Defenders], and Dorothy Woolfolk, the first female editor at DC Comics. That's an impressive heritage!

Speaking of books, here are some links of interest:

* The National Education Association has released a recommended reading list of Native American literature. There are some "must read" authors I would add to this list, especially Evelina Zuni Lucero (Night Sky, Morning Star - a personal favorite) and Leslie Marmon Silko.

* Amazon has posted its list of The Best Books of 2007.

* Publisher's Weekly also announced its picks for Best Books of the Year.

Books are men of higher stature;
the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
~ E.S. Barrett


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Nov. 7th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Wow! You're getting some beautiful color! I guess that means in a week or two we should follow suit.

I'm glad you enjoyed the talk. That's great subject matter!
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
I do hope the colors reach you soon. Since there was the drought over the summer, everyone's been worried the leaves would fall here before they had a chance to turn, so I'm especially happy to see them now.
Nov. 7th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
any list with harry potter AND stephen colbert, well, it has my vote. ;)

those trees are beautiful! those red and gold leaves, they're like jewels.
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
Mine, too! :)

Thanks - I just love autumn colors. Like jewels, indeed. I can only imagine what beautiful pictures you'd take here right now!
Nov. 9th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
i have a baby redwood tree on a hill in my yard - over the past 7 months it's grown from knee-high to seven feet tall! - and its wee leaves are starting to turn golden! :D

we didn't really have much of an autumn down here, it went straight from sweaty-hot to near-freezing in one week, so the foliage never got a chance to change, and most of the leaves are dead now. sigh. still! winter makes for some lovely pictures, too. :)
Nov. 8th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links!
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome!
Nov. 8th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Gorgeous pics! We don't get fall colors downtown Madison anymore... For the past couple of years, the power company and the city have been massacring the trees and now the ones that remain are so scraggly, they don't really turn anymore - just brown out. :-(
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Augh, that hurts my heart! I'm especially happy to see the autumn colors this year. We had a drought over the summer, and everyone's been worried the leaves would fall before they had a chance to turn.
Nov. 8th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Very nice pictures. Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colours.

I like Native American culture, it's always been a part of my heritage I've been proud of.
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I love the colors too! I'm especially happy to see them this year. We had a drought over the summer, and we've been worried the leaves would fall before they had a chance to change.

That's wonderful about your heritage! Do you know to which native nation your family belongs?
Nov. 9th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
It is the Cayuga nation that we belong to.
Nov. 12th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
How wonderful! I have the greatest respect for the Six Nations.
Nov. 8th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)

Those pictures are stunning.
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Ever see a Sasquatch around those parts?
Nov. 9th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
I started to say "No," but I think I should probably say, "Not yet." :) I have my camera at the ready, just in case!
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
We call them "Yowies" here in Australia.
Nov. 12th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
I like that. "Yowie" sounds much more like what I would scream if I saw one than "Bigfoot"! :)
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