Update to yesterday’s post…

… about Jourdon Anderson, the former slave who wrote that charming letter to his old master. Jason Kottke of Kottke.org did some poking around on ancestry.com and a few other places, and has compiled what he’s learned in an interesting post about Mr. Anderson’s later life in Ohio.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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  1. Pingback: Summer reading: Old books and even older letters | BostonWriters

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