A Seed Planted in Rock

  November 24, 2004  Wednesday Hello once again Home– I got your newest mail, and I am glad to hear that you are still doing well.  I also liked getting your news clipping proclaiming a rejuvenating Iraq amid a nay-saying American media.  I’d like to write my thoughts on this below, to the article you sent….

44: An Oral History of the Election of the Barack Obama

The Forward to 44: An Oral History of the Election of Barack Obama Studs Terkel died one week ago tonight. I heard about it on NPR radio the next day while driving from from Alton to Edwardsville, Illinois. An interview with Studs was being replayed on the air, in which has was describing one of…

Keeping Fingers Crossed: Will Barack Obama Be Her President, Too?

The following interview was conducted November 7, 2008, part of a series of discussions called “44,” with people of varied background about their reactions to the 2008 election of Barack Obama. This interview is with Joanne Carlson, a fifth-grade English teacher and the mother of the author. She has taught in the same small town…