Author Spotlight: Mary L. Tabor

Readers of History & Wine, I have a special spotlight for you. If you have been following along over the past year, you may have noticed my deep love of reading and writing woven throughout the articles I post. I have referenced several authors and books, many of which I have reviewed for you here.… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Mary L. Tabor


A Private Family Matter, A Book Review

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.                                     John F. Kennedy My quest to find out more about my aunt from those who knew her at a younger age brought me to the actor, author, and one time professional football… Continue reading A Private Family Matter, A Book Review

The Outside of August, A Book Review

“What do you need? Was what Alice wondered. Why would anyone want to windsurf to Lisbon? And why was it, she wondered, that this was the first thought she had: Her mother would not be worried but pleased. Alice could imagine how her eyes would shine at the thought of Gus courting danger. Alice, therefore,… Continue reading The Outside of August, A Book Review

The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln, A Book Review

“They had put the president’s health, well being and safety in my hands, under their threat to me. How had they put it? ‘We entrust the sacred life of Mr. Lincoln to your keeping. If you don’t protect it, never return to Illinois, or we will murder you on sight.’ I didn’t drop my guard… Continue reading The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln, A Book Review

Tinkers, A Book Review

“And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it. And when you resent… Continue reading Tinkers, A Book Review

House of Prayer No.2, A Book Review

“What do you want? Your boss asks you one night in a strip club.  You don’t know what you want; you seem to have everything you need—job, girlfriend, car, bar, beach. Historically, as with the realtor, when your employer asks you this question, it’s always like a sign from God that you’re about to move… Continue reading House of Prayer No.2, A Book Review

Who by Fire, a Book Review

Last night, I had the opportunity to sit down and meet with writer, Mary L. Tabor, who is the author of the novel, Who by Fire. I had arranged for a couple of girlfriends to join me and participate in a little “book club” meeting after we had all finished reading the novel. Mary was… Continue reading Who by Fire, a Book Review

Are We Missing Our Chance?

I'm guilty of it. I'm sure you are too if you walk or take public transportation for any significant distance over the course of a day. In fact, the majority of the people I see walking around on the streets of DC are guilty. Isolation. Yes, we are guilty of isolating ourselves. I'm referring to… Continue reading Are We Missing Our Chance?

Ray Bradbury Makes Me Feel Less Crazy

I know that I’ve talked about him before, but Ray Bradbury just might be my favorite author (Along with Hunter Thompson- I will never forget Dr. Thompson). My Post, “Where Have All the Bookstores Gone?” was inspired by my second round reading of Fahrenheit 451-absolutely one of my most favorite novels. Even though I am… Continue reading Ray Bradbury Makes Me Feel Less Crazy

Where have all the Bookstores Gone?

“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ― Ray Bradbury I can’t imagine a world where there are no books. It is happening. They are disappearing. The bookstores. When was the last time you browsed a bookstore? It seems like every day there is another… Continue reading Where have all the Bookstores Gone?