Roots to the Past Book Update

After reviewing the ten Roots to the Past columns written in 2005 and forty of the fifty-two published in 2006, I’ve learned I talk a lot about my family. From one column: When my grandfather returned from overseas after the First World War, he witnessed the aftermath of the largest man-made explosion of his time.…

Roots to the Past Book

This past October, Roots to the Past—the column—celebrated nine years in publication. When I look back over the years, I think about the number of columns I’ve written and the topics I’ve discusses. It’s been quite a journey. For some time now, I’ve wondered what I would do with all the ‘old’ columns. Many of…