We at BiblioBuffet hope you have/had a great Labor Day weekend. Regardless of what you chose to do, reading surely was among the activities. Right?
With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 coming up and with Nicki Leone being out of town for about ten days we decided to re-run one of her most dramatic columns, Voice from the Past . . . My Own. This solemn reminiscence, complete with the short audio program it is built on, is not only a powerful memory of terrible events but of the subsequent joy she found in life afterward.
In an interview with Lauren Roberts, a long-time and passionate bookmark collector shares not only part of his collection but his story about how his passion for this type of ephemera came about in Bookmarking a Life: Meet Don Baldwin.
In her inaugural column, Katherine Hauswirth uses two novels to explore the dark shadows that can “hover over those close to a murder of disappearance,” and how the human spirit can discover some goodness out of such devastation in Requiem for the Lost.
When, in an attempt to be a fair and ethical journalist, one is subjected to “filth” in the name of information, what can be done? One man made a choice, and Lauren Roberts was so taken with his expression of what she has been feeling that she asked to share it. He agreed: Those Small Momentous Decisions.