Some love from the other side of the country tonight: sunset from San Francisco. The best part of this book tour has been meeting so many new friends and seeing so many old ones. That part is going to continue for months to come, but I’m not unhappy that tonight I’m winging my way home for a spell.
What a fabulous picture! Please don’t give up your day job though. The tide is starting to turn. Dan Rather in his Substack really went after the media today for ignoring tfg’s crimes. The LBJ Library on YouTube has an excellent interview with Woodward and Bernstein and Robert Redford talking about what investigative journalists do and how the Post supported their work. I recommend both while we wait for Dr Richardson’s letter tomorrow. So appropriate for these times when a sociopath who committed treason among his other crimes is treated as an equal to Joe Biden who is mentally, physically, ethically and morally superior to the lying, cheating,smarmy criminal who not only denied Biden access to the government he should have had after the election, but carried out an attack of his own government. He SAID to let the rioters bringing guns into the Jan 6 rally that they were not after HIM. Whew. I’m going to take some deep breaths and stare at your sunset photo for a while. Thank you!
Heather, I see a heart in the stone poking out of the water on the left. How apt! Safe travels and have a lovely reunion in Maine.
I am always so envious when I see the beautiful pictures from Maine. But I was born in San Francisco and live just south of it now. Have seen sunsets over the Pacific many times.
Safe travels, Heather and thank you for coming out our way.
Heather: Did you see this on Robert Hubble's Substack (the one I always read after yours)?
Gifting Heather Cox Richardson’s new book, “Democracy Awakening.”
In correspondence with a reader over the weekend, the reader noted her interest in reading Heather Cox Richardson’s important new book, Democracy Awakening. However, the reader also noted her inability to purchase the book because she is retired and lives on a fixed income. So, I am sending the reader my personal copy of Democracy Awakening (and I will purchase a replacement copy for my bookshelf—a happy outcome for everyone!).
If other readers would like a copy of HCR’s book but cannot afford to purchase one, fill out this form: Book Request Form. I will then ask readers of this newsletter to volunteer to purchase and send a copy of Democracy Awakening to readers who would not otherwise be able to purchase the book. I will share your address information with one reader only who volunteers to send a copy of HCR’s book to you.
For those interested in volunteering to send a copy of HCR’s book to another reader, hold off on contacting me until I know how many books we need to supply. And when we do move to the step of sending HCR’s book to other readers, let’s try to purchase the books from independent bookstores. See the Independent Bookstore locator here: Bookshop.org: Store Locator.
But—no need to wait! There are people in your life who would enjoy and benefit from receiving a copy of HCR’s important book—they just may not know it!
A wonderful picture with the birds in flight at sunset. HCR, you sound free and happy as can be to see
old friends and meet new ones. I am going to try to catch your free spirit at least for today. Thank you for all your gifts of learning, understanding, participating and kindness. Salud!
Beautiful shot of sunset with the pelicans flying in line. I love the Pacific at sundown.
We on the Left Coast love ya, Heather. I’m halfway through the audio version and my respect builds from chapter to chapter. I’m a tough critic of historical writing, and you swing for the fences. Fly safe. Get some rest. And come back strong. And if you get to Powell’s in PDX, I’ll crawl there to meet you.
I was in the crowd for your talk last night. We all appreciated your artful characterization of what is happening, how it relates to history and the path forward. Your mission is so important. I am immensely grateful and have so much love in my heart for you... thank you!
what about an english tour? you would be so welcome to stay here in the Cotswolds.
The trouble with the Pacific coast is that the Sun sets into the ocean, instead of rising out of it like it’s supposed to.
From coast to coast. From sea to shining sea!
I loved your book! Thank you.
OFF TOPIC: I guess Larry Ellison can read polling data. Per Business Insider, Senator Tim Scott has been sctatched from the Republican Toy Horse race before reaching the IOWA starting gate.
‘Moms for Liberty’ Fanatics Lose Out Big-Time
It turns out that most parents are repelled by howling red-faced bigots threatening teachers and trying to ban books.
"Republican got an up-close look at what the conservative movement is like these days, and reacted with slack-jawed horror."
Ah ... the view of the sun nearly set on the cliff from 1090 Point Lobos Avenue, SF, CA