I’ve fallen in love with libraries again.  Portland’s system is robust, and now that I have time to spend time in this wonderful institution, I’ve enjoyed checking out various media, reading Sunday papers, and ultimately having a space to relax that doesn’t require the exchange of cash.

Colleen has introduced me to graphic novels, and I’ve enjoyed reviewing the MOME series, which without a library membership I might otherwise have passed on.  Most recently, I finished Palestine, by Joe Sacco.  Joe combines journalism with comics, it is an innovative way to tell stories.  Go ahead and put it ON HOLD at your local library, and prepare to find yourself deep inside the Palestinian experience.  The injustice, the unbelievable suffering, the lack of hope.

These chronicles were from the early 90’s and I ponder how much has changed since Joe was able to visit.  Who will save Palestine?

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