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Articles for August 2018 

Aug 27, 2018

I'm Dead. Now What?

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Lately, I've been noticing more and more books about getting your affairs in order before you die. Maybe you have read The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson. The concept is simple: clear out your clutter so someone else doesn't have to do it after you die. A few years ago, I got a rather strange (but useful) gift: a book called When I'm Gone: Practical Notes for those…  MORE >>

Aug 20, 2018

Memory Loss

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Last week I wrote about memory, and this week is all about memory loss. Not just those "senior moments" when you wondered why you came into the kitchen or couldn't remember Zeus' Roman name (Jupiter - I had to look it up). No, I am writing about Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of age-related dementia. We have all been touched by dementia. We have cared for family members. We have seen…  MORE >>

Aug 13, 2018


Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Proust memorably took a bite of a madeleine and was transported to the past. For me, a whiff of cigar smoke brings back memories of Christmas gatherings at my great-grandparents' house, and the smell of freshly cut grass takes me back to grade school when we were counting the spring days until the end of the school year.  We all have songs that remind us of significant events, first…  MORE >>

Aug 6, 2018

Feet of Clay

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

I've been thinking lately about heroes. We want to find people we can look up to, people who are "larger than life", people like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But our old heroes are now being exposed as having feet of clay. Washington was a slave owner;  Lincoln used ethnic slurs. The "warts and all" biography has become popular. Tabloid reporting, social media attacks, and…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General
Articles for August 2018