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bob-mustin's picture
Dec.25.2012
Harper’s Monthly, January, 2013 My modus operandi when it comes to blogging about magazines is slowly morphing, and this post will evince possibly another evolutionary step. I don’t know whether I’ll return to posting about specific articles and stories, but this issue yearns for a few pithy...
monty-heying's picture
Oct.16.2012
What we take away from a book is a function of who we are, the sum of our life experiences--our world view. After two readings thirty years apart and a great deal of study and analysis, here are my insights. The teenage years are when we reject our parents and look for answers outside the family/...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.22.2012
In an age of visual stimulation I start to fear that novels themselves might become considered elitist. Stories and story-telling are not restricted to a sliver of the population. Movies, television and various denominations of videos are almost universal. Music probably is universal. But the novel...
raymond-mallette's picture
Dec.23.2011
     I witnessed something in a mall one day that I found most troubling. I saw a father scolding his son for crying.      "You're a boy. Someday you will be a man. Real men don't cry! You learn to suck it up and move on." The father glared at his son, almost...
dennis-loo's picture
Oct.27.2011
The growth of the Occupation Movement (OM) that began with, and continues to be led by, Occupy Wall Street, represents both an extremely welcome development and a novel experiment in social change. I'd like to speak here to certain core questions that this movement and those watching it confront....
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Jul.25.2011
Arnold Jansen op de Haar admits: I have always been interested in sociological phenomena. Take a family which, upon meeting new people, fleetingly creates a customary facade of merriness, which gives you the urge to shout at these fathers and mothers: ‘Having children isn’t a right but a blessing...
christopher-meeks's picture
Mar.13.2011
I swear, what you see in Las Vegas can't stay there--you have to talk about it. Or at least I do. My wife Ann and I took a trip there right at the end of the year, and its pleasures and oddities have been on my mind. It's as if Las Vegas is our country's canary in a coal mine, and we have to watch...
monty-heying's picture
Dec.02.2010
There's an empty place in the American literary canon where orphan stories belong. With the shift away from orphanages that began in the ‘60s during the Civil Rights Movement, the unclaimed baggage of America's underclass became invisible, swept under the shifting rug of foster care where the word...
timothy-bess's picture
Aug.18.2010
In American High Schools, most Biology students have to dissect a frog.  They have to take it apart and study its component parts.  I guess the purpose is to understand how things work and what better way than to kill a living object?  I was lucky; my friend Bill and I petitioned the Indiana State...
jitu-rajgor's picture
Mar.15.2010
She came to my clinic with her three children; two of them were ill and she too. While I was preparing medicine for them, three children made chaos in the clinic. One had opened the lower cabinet under the table and pull out some stationery, second was busy in climbing to the shield glass window,...