Thoughts in Brief

>> Sunday, April 3, 2011

  1. I'm reading Freedom from Fear by David M. Kennedy. It's a history book that focuses on the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, but it reads like a suspense novel. Someone could make a good television series on this--like The West Wing, but 75-odd years in the past. Not only were the crises larger than life, but so were the people: Huey Long, Father Coughlin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Lorena Hickok, and John L. Lewis.
  2. It breaks my heart to see the Borders store in the center of Pleasant Hill closing. I always liked the fact that the most impressive building in the city center was a bookstore, but soon the doors will be closing. The business model just can't be sustained. I'll miss you, Borders.

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