Family Bible belonging to my great-grandparents,
given to my great-grandfather
by a friend in 1875
I’ve almost finished reading Carl Sandburg’s powerful six-volume 3,400-page biography of Abraham Lincoln. Next on my reading list is the beautiful old book pictured here, after which I plan a thorough study of Milton, followed by Shakespeare. Meanwhile, I’m nearly halfway through Samvel Mkrtchyan’s wonderful Armenian translation of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Abraham and Sunny Jim — it is that kind of spring.