The Joe Semmes Book Project
"Although our dear friend and family member, "Doc Joe," left us last week, I think you will agree with me that the ideas, musings, jokes, philosophical ruminations, facts, theories and prayers that he shared with us remain, cherished, in our memories... and on our bookshelves. Joe inspired so many of us to push the limits of our knowledge, to read genres and topics and authors previously unexplored, unknown, or simply unconsidered.
Earlier this week, while reading the book last recommended to me by Joe, I regretted that this was the end of the Joe-inspired pipeline of book suggestions... that is, until I realized that the books recommended by our dear Joe could fill an entire library if we can tap into our collective memories!"
- Mathilde Stubblefield, July 2020