Dark blue is the July color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
This year I am making 16 framed four-patch blocks each month. They're 5.5" unfinished.
I'm also participating in Joy's Table Scraps Challenge with two potholders in the monthly color.
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I picked up the Magpies' hug quilt at the beginning of the week. LeAnn did a great job with the quilting. I attached the binding and mailed it off. Here's Mr. Mag-guy. (In his thank you message he reported that his treatments have gone very well. Hooray!)
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This week's reading was very varied.
On May 3, 1971, Susan Stamberg's distinctive voice introduced the very first episode of All Things Considered on National Public Radio. She was joined by investigative journalists Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Cokie Roberts. The four women had very different backgrounds and education. They became fast friends -- a necessity to succeed in the male-dominated world of journalism and the brave new world of public broadcasting. In addition to the women's stories Napoli tells about the early years of NPR as it succeeded "educational" radio stations, fought to keep its federal subsidies, and suffered several waves of mismanagement.
Broadcast journalism has come a long way in 50 years. Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie played a large part in that evolution.~ ~ ~ ~ ~
A friend lent me this book, saying that I'd really enjoy it. I approached it with skepticism. Not only was the "Fox News Books" imprint a warning, so also were the author's credentials -- more precisely, the absence of credentials. (Covering the Supreme Court for Fox News does not qualify her as a Biblical commentator, despite years of Sunday school attendance.) True, the stories were interesting. It had been a long time since I read the stories of Old Testament heroines. However, other than quotations from the Bible there is no evidence that the author consulted any scholarly works (and there are plenty) to provide context and to amplify her opinions. Furthermore, all the Bible quotations are given with no reference to the translation she used. That translation is copyrighted; apparently violating copyright didn't matter to Bream or her editors.
P.S. Two red flags: Bream states that Moses wrote Genesis. Tradition may say that but scholarship does not. Also, p.48 states that "the greatest member of the nation of Israel ever to be born, Christ our savior, was the child of the lesser-loved wife." What??
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Be careful who you befriend. I figured out that message just a few pages into this story about young Black women in the too-white world of New York publishing. Told by Nella as the unreliable narrator, its ending was certainly not what I expected.
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