Friday, June 09, 2023

The Plain Jane Weekly Link Round-Up


I took a spur-of-the-moment three-day vacation away from my computer. While it was nice, it's put me so far behind that I don't have time to think up an interesting introduction, so I'll share a photo and reassure you that absolutely nothing is wrong. (And I sincerely hope that everything's okay with you, too!)

A Korean War-era troop carrier was our transportation on an all-day tour of Canyon de Chelly a few years ago.

Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • Maud Allan-- Belle Epoque beauty, concert pianist, actress, dancer, and choreographer, and... spy?
  • Helen Taussig, the doctor who pioneered pediatric cardiology and saved "blue babies".
  • Tina Turner, Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, left an indelible mark on music history.
  • 101-year-old Lou Conter is the last survivor of Pearl Harbor's USS Arizona.
  • Dolly Parton has claimed three new Guinness World Record titles. 
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

No matter how busy you may be, don't forget that quality Me Time curled up with a good book!


  1. That must have been a really interesting tour, Cathy! Thanks for the photo. Speaking of photos, I also love the one of Ruby Bridges - and the caption! As for me, I'm off to check out those Mayan cities. Then it's off to the shipwreck. After that, I'll need to relax for a bit at that villa, I think...

  2. I love your last sentence! Yes, we all need to be in our 'Happy Place' some each day. Glad that your week was uneventful. I'm drawn to the 'book banning' links, but honestly, I'm skipping them this week. There's only so much of that I can take and it removes me from my 'Happy Place' in my head. LOL

  3. I'm a bit startled by that Texas book banning law on the desk of the governor right now. It's being done very quietly as far as I can tell, and that bothers me. I'm against any kind of book banning with one exception. I do believe that age-appropriateness is the first consideration when it comes to what is in elementary school libraries - but the bigger concern I have is just exactly who makes that decision. Blanket bans are going to do much more damage to a community than not banning anything, I think. Maybe it should be left to a committee comprised of parents and school system administrators to reach an understanding of what is appropriate for their particular area - the whole state should certainly not do it for everyone.

    1. Texas legislators aren't the only ones trying to sneak such bills through, AND so many of the book banners don't even have children. They just want to create chaos and maybe gain a few minutes of fame.

  4. Me Time with a book is my favorite time of day. ;D Have a good weekend, Cathy!

  5. History is replete with evidence that book banning is inextricably linked with the rise of fascism, and that should be a far greater concern than a young boy sniggering at the mention of a woman’s breast.

  6. I love that quality Me Time curled up with a good book! After being on vacation I'm craving it๐Ÿ™‚. Hope you get some yourself this weekend.

    1. Actually, I got more of a Quality Nap Time this weekend. Hope you had a good vacation, Gretchen!


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