Memory can be powerful, and memories lead the list of Saturday Good Reads today. Brian Miller at The South Roane Agrarian considers the sounds of his recently deceased father. David Murray at Writing Boots shares a poem about an old ballplayer.
Vladimir Alexandrov at CrimeReads has a fascinating story of a Russian revolutionary who defied everybody: “The Russian Revolutionary Who Opposed the Czar and Defied the Bolsheviks.”
You may think you know the story of Pinocchio, but you may only know Pinocchio as told by Walt Disney. John Hooper and Anna Kraczyna at Literary Hub have the original story: Is the Original Pinocchio Actually About Lying and Very Long Noses?
More Good Reads
The Face of Education – Jon Schaff at Front Porch Republic.
Brilliance and Blind Luck: How Did Medieval Europe Invent the Concept of Quarantine? – Edward Glaeser & David Cutler at Literary Hub.
On a Maundy Thursday Walk – Margaret Avison at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).
Mancunian Insomnia – Spangle McQueen at Burning House Press (H/T: Paul Brookes).
Talitha Cumi – Nathan Eshelman at Gentle Reformation.
What Does Ecclesiastes Teach Us About Work? – Russell Gehrlein at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.
The Ends and the Means – Seth Lewis.
Writing and Literature
Colson Whitehead on Why He Wrote a Heist Novel to Tell the Story of New York – Dwyer Murphy at CrimeReads.
Great British Novels – Joseph Pearce at The Imaginative Conservative.
Aftermath of Battle at Gettysburg’s Spangler’s Spring – Jon Tracey at Emerging Civil War.
“A brave, active, and sensible officer:” James Monroe in the Revolution – Mark Maloy at Emerging Revolutionary War Era.
Morricone: Nella Fantasia – Mari Samuelson & Sylvia Schwartz
Painting: Woman Reading, oil on canvas by Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940).