Jean’s Pick of the Week: River of the Gods by Candice Millard

The queen of biographical adventure narratives – Candice Millard – is back! Her recently released book, River of the Gods, explores one of the most complex geographical questions of the nineteenth century: what is the mysterious source of the Nile River? Read on to discover the incredible obstacles, illnesses, and hardships British explorers Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, and their African guide Sidi Mubarak Bombay faced in their attempt to answer the question.

Crisis in Ukraine: How to Help

Today, March 23rd, is Red Cross Giving Day 2022. Around the world, the organization’s distinctive red cross has come to symbolize aid and hope during times of disaster. Established over 100 years ago, the Red Cross is an impartial, independent, neutral organization whose mission is to alleviate human suffering. Given the current Russia-Ukraine conflict, we…