On Pedestals

In David Brooks’ 2016 bestseller, The Road to Character , he begins by addressing the
difference between “resumé virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The former, most prevalently
sought-after in modern society, focuses on resumé building aspects of the working world.

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Laree Lindburg
Jayber Crow and the Anti-Fame of Quiet Professionalism

I remember asking a good friend from college, an avid reader of the following author, which Wendell Berry book I should start reading. He said, “Jayber Crow. It sounds weird but it follows a barber living in a fictional town, and that’s about it but it’s one of the most beautiful books I’ve read.”

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Laree Lindburg
The Greatest Showman

I went to go see The Greatest Showman when it had only been out for a week. I was already hearing fabulous buzz about it through my friends and social media, but I had studiously avoided reviews, extras, and behind the scenes clips. I wanted to go into this screening completely uncluttered and clean. No pre-conceived notions.

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Laree Lindburg
'The Recipe' and the Memory

In my house, there is only one sugar cookie recipe that will ever suffice. When it’s time to pull out the list of supplies and ingredients the first question you will hear my eldest daughter call out is, “Where’s ‘The Recipe’?”

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Laree Lindburg