- The Soul of America: The Battle For Our Better Angels – Jon Meacham
- Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century – Jessica Bruder
- God Save Texas – Lawrence Wright’s insider view – great read
- The Odyssey – Emily Watson’s new translation
Film and TV:
- A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper’s updated version with Lady Gaga. Great.
- Black Klansman – Spike Lee’s film about a black FBI agent and the Klan
- If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins’ wrenching film about race
- Free Solo – Alex Honnold’s free climb of El Capitan – breathtaking
Favorite blogs and websites:
- https://kate-ballbach.squarespace.com/ Seattle friends living in London and exploring Europe with their kids. Truly good writing about everyday living.
- http://www.gandt.com/ A Navy/Pan Am colleague who writes excellent aviation fiction and non-fiction
- https://alexandradaneblog.wordpress.com/ A blogger/memoirist friend