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The End of the Kirkus Circus

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The allegedly stunning news of the demise of Kirkus, the review-newsletter, has rocked the publishing world. Or not. I can't tell.

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Plainfield goes Into the Beautiful North!

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The communities of Plainfield and Joliet, both just west of Chicago, have chosen Into the Beautiful North as The Great Read this year.

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Douglas White Update

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My Comrade Simon reminds me that if you're at all interested in Oglala Lakota medicine man, Douglas White (see below), his life or his case, visit the website

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Good Night, Uncle Douglas

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They are burying Douglas White and Pine Ridge reservation tomorrow. The Oglalas who knew him and loved him gather tonight, in the snow, to remember him and pray him on his way.

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Save The World Continued

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We did our small bit today. It felt good. I thought I'd tell you about it.

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Giving Thanks

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I woke up with a headache, a sore and stiff neck, and raging allergies. Feeling thankful on this day, in spite of it.

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National Book Award Y Que

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Ah, another round of the wonderful National Book Award has come and gone. I was lucky enough to be a judge in the year Timothy Egan won for non-fiction.

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