Good morning! I hope you all had an AMAZING weekend – I mostly worked but had a chance to hang out with friends in a Fish House for a pretty cool experience and Saturday we had dinner with friends we have not had a chance to hang out with for quite a while. I also spent some time reading The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore for tonight’s Books, Burgers and Brews Discussion – 6 pm Central time.
The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.
Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
This has been an enlightening read that I will be reviewing in the next few days. In the meantime, feel free to join us for this discussion. You can register here.
Laurel Hall from our local library and myself Co-Host this monthly books discussion, now on it’s 4th year. We used to meet in a local restaurant with anyone that wanted to join in the discussion we averaged around 40 people per discussion, at time have counts as high as 80. We hope to get back to the restaurant at some point, for now we are making it work by ZOOM. The cool thing about OZOM is, we can offer the discussion beyond our community. We would love to have you!