Human Ties...
Staying connected across physical distance
Special program note:

Dr. Alexandria Peary will present her program “Present Moment, Prolific Moment: Using Mindfulness to Write” on Friday, April 24 th at 5pm. This will be a live presentation via Zoom and it’s free! Register
Mike Pride (editor emeritus of the Concord Monitor ) reviews a new book of poems published this week, The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon . Kenyon died 25 years ago, but her influence on New Hampshire lives on in this moving tribute to her work.
Earth Day was yesterday, and while activities were cancelled, we can still commemorate the day at home. Watch this short and informative video from the American Museum of Natural History about how our planet has changed in the fifty years since the annual Earth Day celebration was created.
Listen to actor and national treasure LeVar Burton ( Roots, Star Trek, Reading Rainbow ) read you his favorite short stories on demand. His podcast, LeVar Burton Reads , features stories from Octavia Butler, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Michael Chabon (NHH annual dinner speaker in 2014), and more.

Two books I’ve listened to recently about war survivors have given me not only mini history lessons but hope. I highly recommend We Were The Lucky Ones , the debut novel of Georgia Hunter, and A Long Petal of the Sea by National Book Award winner and author of more than 20 books, Isabel Allende. Both are epic family sagas prompted by the authors’ research into their own family stories. Despite heartbreaking separations, the protagonists never gave up hope of seeing loved ones and loved places again.
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