that makes Laurie Hertzel's memoir News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist such a great read is the time period. While reading it I was reminded and amazed at how much was taking place during the 70's-80's. The Cold War was ending--Laurie got to visit Soviet Russia and see firsthand a country caught between the static force of Communism and the momentum of history. Property rights and values were shifting in Northern Minnesota--from native spear fishing disputes to the slow crumble of factories and industry, Laurie bore witness to it all. She watched a steady flow Duluthians head for the Twin Cities. Changing times indeed, and Laurie's book captures the excitement and the fear.
This is your last chance to leave a comment and enter to win a copy of News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist. I'm picking one lucky winner on Sunday! And trust me, this is one read you do not want to miss.
In other news, the Packers stomped all over the Colts last night, Aaron Rodgers proved why he is the quarterback that old has-been Brett Favre wishes he still was--and why true-blue Packer fans are happy he moved on to Purple Pastures in Minnesota. And that Aaron Rodgers kind of made my beloved Peyton Manning look a little sorry, too. Lest you think I was there watching the game in person, I must tell you I caught about 5 minutes on television after returning home from my kids' karate graduation/movie premiere and before setting the stage for their slumber party. I'm not Mother of the Year, but I resisted temptation and stuck it out with Team Testosterone.
This morning I learned from Mr. D that I could have been sitting in upgraded seats at Lambeau thanks to one of his company's vendors. But I'm really glad I made the choice I did.