Unraveled Wednesday, 3/31/21

Joining Kat and friends for Unraveled Wednesday.

Knitting.

Yeah, it’s another blue hat.

Once again, I needed some car knitting, this time for the trip to Minneapolis for Smokey’s surgery. I think I like this blue hat the best of any; one inch stripes seem to satisfy my need for symmetry and order. I’ll finish this tonight, then it will be back to Boxy!

Reading.

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan. The writing was well-done, but the story is unsettling. A blue-collar family moves onto a nice suburban street in Garden City on Long Island. At first the residents — overwhelmingly of the professional class — are friendly, then they become hostile. A sinkhole opens up in the park across the street, gradually spreading bitumin — black tarry goo — across the lawns and threatening the houses. (Symbolism much?) A dog and a child perish in the hole, and murder finishes off what’s left. 3★

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The Thunder Before the Storm by Clyde Bellecourt. Currently reading this one. The author grew up on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota; when kids there reached high school age, they went to my high school in Park Rapids or the one in Detroit Lakes (home of Adam Thielen, the Vikings wide receiver; what a small world). The writing is informal, much like the author and I were sitting having coffee. Bellecourt was a co-founder and leader in the American Indian Movement in the late 60s and early 70s. Through his work with AIM, Natives reclaimed some of what had been stolen from them over the centuries. Highly recommend. 5★

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7 Responses to Unraveled Wednesday, 3/31/21

  1. Kym says:

    Your blue stripes are wonderful! And I’m going to look for The Thunder Before the Storm. My daughter-in-law works for a law firm that specializes in tribal law (her area of specialization is water rights), and I have much to learn. XO

  2. gayle says:

    Adding to my booklist…

  3. Love the stripy hat! Good Neighbors sounds way too spooky for me. I will look up The Thunder Before the Storm. though. If this past year has taught me anything, it’s how much more I have yet to learn about things I *thought* I had been taught in school.

  4. Jane says:

    There is nothing like a good blue hat! Yours looks great.

  5. I love a blue hat! I cannot wait to knit one with your gift yarn!!! Thunder before Storm looks very good thanks

  6. Kat says:

    I love that stripey blue hat! And, I am off to find The Thunder Before the Storm! Thank you for the recommendation!

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