Who among us hasn’t wondered how our lives might be changed if we had chosen a different path, zigged instead of zagged? We might ask, “What if I hadn’t been late to the bus that day?” or, “Where would I be now, only if…?”
When I find my mind turned this way, as happens here and there, I try to remember that not every crossroads is so clearly marked, and pining for things-that-may-have-been is not a terribly healthy thing to do. But still, sometimes I cannot help but wonder...what if?
Excerpt from Oscar Wilde's essay, Impressions of America, "From Salt Lake City one travels over the great plains of Colorado and up the Rocky Mountains, on the top of which is Leadville, the richest city in the world. It has also got the reputation of being the roughest, and every man carries a revolver. I was told that if I went there they would be sure to shoot me or my travelling manager. I wrote and told them that nothing that they could do to my travelling manager would intimidate me.
Thinking about having “the talk” with your kids and don’t know where to start? Join New York Times best-selling author Robie Harris at the Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center, on Monday, October 13 at 6 p.m.!
The Scribes, Scholars and Storytellers series supports members of the Denver community that are involved in or trying to break into the published field. Every year we strive to offer material from a wide range of genres and from a diverse group of authors. Join us for a great line up at the Blair-Caldwell Library!
Maisha I shares her life story in her book, Journey to I, encouraging others to never give up and to find the winning strength within themselves. Dr. Bryant honors the creativity of parents with her book, Original African American Names: Undefined. Each author shares the inspirational and empowering feeling when meaning is rendered from one’s name. Stop by and join us for what promises to be an interesting afternoon.
Join Ted Engelmann, an American War veteran, as he tells the story of how he returned two small diaries to the family of a North Vietnamese woman doctor, who died in South Vietnam. Engelmann will also share personal slides during the presentation. Wednesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.
“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine
“Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is a book to be read by all and included in any course on the literature of war.”