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PressTV: Profit from prisoners: How UNICOR capitalizes on inmate labor

An inmate sews pieces of a Maryland flag together for the Maryland Correctional Enterprises in Jessup, Md. (File photo)

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Two Holidays in One

Yesterday was Easter Sunday, of course, but this year it coincided with the far more secular holiday of 4-20. For the sake of the squares among you we will explain that “4-20″ is a sub-cultural slang term for marijuana. 825 more words



BEL’OCCHIO    …   the beautiful eye


When I was very young Easter was as exciting as Christmas.  We always had something new to wear to church. 293 more words

Reflections Of The Beautiful Eye ( Bel' Occhio)

Dorothea Lange and the Migrant Mother

There are  several images that most of us would recognize immediately as works from the Great Depression.  Perhaps this one by Dorothea Lange tops the list: … 415 more words



“Stillness. Absolute, perfect, crystalline stillness. The long grass in the front yard stands perfectly upright. The windmill, which usually drones on incessantly day after day, is quiet. 516 more words

The Sittin' Up, by Shelia Moses

Summary:  When the patriarch of twelve-year-old Bean’s sharecropping community dies, Bean gets a lesson in not only what it means to lose someone you love, but also in how his family and friends care for their dead.


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Historical Fiction

Writing to Promote Change/Take Two

     ***Posted last night, but it looks like there was an error

                                                                     Writing to Promote Change 

     I wanted to entertain the idea of geographically following two characters throughout a story.  229 more words