Weekly Reader

The title of this blog post series pays homage to the beloved childhood informational news bulletin, Weekly Reader, as I highlight favorite finds from around the web.


The $12 million facelift that’s returned a New York ‘rose’ to its former glory by Alba Prifti (CNN Style – October 5, 2016)

Visiting the New York Public Library is on my bucket list and these photos just whet my appetite for bookish travel!

Who was Casanova? (Walks of Italy – accessed February 10, 2017)

As I listened to an episode of Travel with Rick Steves on NPR, his guest mentioned the history of Venice, Casanova, and how he became a librarian in his later years. I bet you don’t associate Casanova with being a librarian!

Faith & Spiritual Life

There’s one thing Pope Francis wants Christians to give up for Lent by Antonia Blumberg (Huffington Post  – February 8, 2017)

Good reminders about looking after the marginalized as Easter approaches.

You Can Take the Girl Out of Missouri…

Harry Truman still casts a long shadow in Independence, Missouri by Melissa Block (NPR – February 5, 2017)

Everyone should pay a visit to the Truman Presidential Library in Independence!

Musical Inspiration

Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer’s “Bach Trios”… (Nonesuch – accessed February 10, 2017)

The Optometrist and I are HUGE fans of Chris Thile, have all the Punch Brothers recordings, have seen Nickel Creek live, enjoy his work as host for A Prairie Home Companion, and the discovery of this upcoming album will bring joy to us both, I assure you! We already have immensely enjoyed The Goat Rodeo sessions and Bass and Mandolin, featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer, so this new trio album will be a real treat!

Click above to view/listen Trio No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530, Vivace.

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