Gulp! Really well-written, disturbing book. I would have rated it higher if I could have liked the characters more. Of course, that was probably the point. At our worst moments, none of us are particularly likeable. This is one of those books that is hard to read because it forces you to think about the most awful “what ifs.” I prefer “feel good” stories, what can I say?!
Freemans, from the archives. Portra 400.
I just like the look of this…
Starting out the new year with some new fish…some shy cichlids…they represent courage, hope, and commitment…here’s to a good 2013!
January 1, 1863: The Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect.
…And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh.
By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.
Seems appropriate I started reading Leonard Pitts, Jr.’s Freeman today…