Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Today was the Books at 12:10 book group discussion of The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg. I brought in a map of Skansen and the 125th Anniversary Booklet of First Lutheran Church of Tacoma, Washington. The novel is historic preservation of the characters intimate feelings and subconscious motivations. The Carnegie Library, over a hundred years old, faces on the earliest site of First Lutheran Church across the street. The Emigrants sailed in 1950, Peter Carlson emigrated in 1854 and in the 1880's toured the Pacific Northwest to found Lutheran churches. There was a lot of appreciation and discussion about refugees and the roles of women and about social reform in Sweden. We stuck to the novel primarily.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
On Election Night I have taken the bus from Puyallup along the Puyallup River and into the darkening evening in Tacoma. I have never owned a car, I use public transportation, walk, or ride a bike. So on Election Evening I am where I am at, where I have been so many years in transit, from University and on. There are a lot of election items to follow. As a Hillary Clinton supporter for Barack Obama and Joseph Biden, I relate to the sight of what we call America.