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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.22.2008
Picture this cartoon: An impeccably-groomed CEO emerges from his chauffeured limo to join the line outside the welfare office. In front of him stand...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.24.2008
During the campaign, president-elect Obama promised to initiate legislation for comprehensive immigration reform in the first 100 days of his...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.25.2008
  A noted Russian analyst predicted the breakup of the USA into a cluster of Balkanized states following a devastating economic collapse....
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.28.2008
My wife, who has worn corrective lenses since childhood, begins her day by reaching for her glasses before getting out of bed. I count myself lucky...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.30.2008
As we clear away the Thanksgiving dishes, the holiday season in the U.S. begins in earnest. Over the next few weeks, the nation will indulge in what...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.03.2008
Those who think a government bailout of Detroit’s Big Three will save jobs should think again. This from today’s New York Times: “G.M., the world’s...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.10.2008
Few would disagree the economic crisis now gripping most of the world was triggered by Wall Street’s shortsighted greed. In bundling risky sub-prime...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.11.2008
There is growing criticism among some in the Latino community who feel president-elect Obama has not appointed enough Hispanics to cabinet positions...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.15.2008
When president George W. Bush led the U.S. into the war in Iraq, I am certain he imagined we would be welcomed as liberators. The tyranny of Saddam...
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raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Dec.19.2008
Many in the GLBT community are outraged over the choice of Rev. Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at Barack Obama’s inauguration.  Certainly Rev...
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louise-marley's picture
Aug.24.2009
At the teen writers' workshop I taught last week at one of our wonderful public libraries (facilitated by an even more wonderful young adult...
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shana-mclean-moore's picture
Sep.02.2009
It’s that time of year again and the feelings are bittersweet, aren’t they? You know, something like the taste of a summer strawberry dipped in dark...
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shana-mclean-moore's picture
Oct.27.2009
I’ve always been a holiday kind of girl. I just love the good excuse to step away from the same old, same old and embrace the reason to feel festive...
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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.22.2012
A friend contacted me yesterday for help in tracking down the provenance of a quotation attributed to W.E.B. Dubois, the towering writer, scholar...
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lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
Apr.29.2012
When you’re on a panel with other writers, try not to be one of the many who spend the entire time telling their co-panelists how unfair and awful...
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lauren-lise-baratz-logsted's picture
May.06.2012
If you treat your writing like a hobby and don’t place value on it, how can you expect others in your life to?
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Nov.30.2009
Want to waste some time? Go to Wordle and paste in something you’ve written. Wordle creates a word cloud displaying the words in your document...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Apr.05.2010
I know I should wait until The Lies We Told is available before sharing the video with the world, but I love it so much I can’t wait! I’ll tuck it...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
May.07.2010
I’ve completed draft four of  The Midwife’s Confession (well except for the epilogue), so it’s time to see how it looks on Wordle! Wordle helps me...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Jun.07.2010
Wish the picture was better, but you get the idea. I’m part of a wonderful gang of authors here in North Carolina, and last night one of our members...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.