Civilization and the South… of Italy _Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year_ by Carlo Levi

Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year. by Carlo Levi. Levi, Carlo. Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year. Ferrar, Straus & Giroux, New York. 1947. Translated by Frances Frenaye. With Foreward by Carlo Levi, 1963. Introduction copyright, 2006 by Mark Rotella. I have fallen in love with the beautiful descriptive… Continue reading Civilization and the South… of Italy _Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year_ by Carlo Levi

On Love and Community: Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” p. 286 Whenever someone wants to refer to a modern day saint, if it is not Mother Teresa then Dorothy Day comes up as someone who tried to live the Bible, that… Continue reading On Love and Community: Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness

Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby and The Mother of All Questions

“There is no good answer to how to be a woman; the art may instead lie in how we refuse the question.”  Rebecca Solnit, The Mother of All Questions   I started with Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby, a memoir, but not exactly, beginning at the end of Solnit’s relationship with her mother, when her mother… Continue reading Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby and The Mother of All Questions

A Book About White Privilege

Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race DEBBY IRVING published in 2015 by Elephant Room Press "I did what felt easiest. And true to any self-perpetuating system, the path of least resistance served to maintain the system. As I further immersed myself in a monocultural world, the playing field continued to… Continue reading A Book About White Privilege