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bretigne-shaffer's picture
Feb.15.2013
From my paper comparing Hong Kong's minimal welfare state to America's bloated one: In the weeks leading up to Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty, Hong Kong’s caged-home dwellers were in the spotlight. The city was flooded with foreign journalists, and the phenomenon of the city’s...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.04.2013
My parents grew up during the depression. Sometimes my mother didn't wish to talk about her childhood, like the time they had to burn the piano to keep warm. She grew up in a beautiful home her father and his brothers built. Her father built homes along the river in Atchison, Kansas and several...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Jan.02.2013
The Mighty Miss Malone Christopher Paul Curtis Middle grade After all the fiscal cliff diving the United States media has practiced in the last forty-eight or so hours, this book seems incredibly fitting to review. Christopher Paul Curtis revisits the height of the Great Depression in Indiana/...
jane-wilson's picture
Dec.27.2012
This is dedicated to my friend, Phil “The Jane & Phil Show”           I needed to hire someone to help with repairs on the dilapidated house I'd rented.   My landlord agreed to a reduction in rent if I took over the utility bills and  made it...
mara-buck's picture
Dec.23.2012
       It was the Holiday Season and both the Christians and the Pseudo-Christians, as well as those Jews for whom Hanukah had never quite measured up, barraged the stores (both discounted and upscale) in the immense shopping centers, and festooned their homes (both...
mark-miller's picture
Nov.26.2012
As an author and father, one of my driving passions is to help children, especially those that do not have help. One small thing I am trying is eBay Giving Works. I have listed a paperback copy of The Empyrical Tales Book I: The Fourth Queen on eBay and set it up to donate 90% of the sale to ...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.14.2012
  The tears for Haiti are silent tears that drop into the muddy waters and die unnoticed.   There is such a story to this photograph. Where is this woman going --- and does it matter? It matters very much to her, for it is her life, a life as relevant as any.   Let us remember that...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.13.2012
It's been sort of sad watching right wing commentators address what to do about the Republican Party's shocking showing in the last Presidential election in America.  They were very certain they were going to win.  They didn't win, and they don't understand why they didn't win, other than...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.13.2012
Today's mantra is heal.  It's less for myself, although I would like to heal myself of the self-doubt I constantly inflict on myself, causing me to worry, over-analyze, procrastinate and question.  It's my one weakness. Heal is the mantra for my wife and the Gingerbear King.  He...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Nov.02.2012
Is Homelessness and Poverty By Chance or By Choice by Bernadette A. Moyer Our news is flooded right now by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many people have literally lost everything in losing all their worldly possessions and many have lost their homes. Surely they didn't choose to have a natural...