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Steinbeck's famous quote about Route 66

HIGHWAY 661 is the main migrant road. 66—the long concrete path across the country, waving gently up and down on the map, from Mississippi to Bakersfield—over the red lands and the gray lands, twisting up into the mountains, crossing the Divide and down into the bright and terrible desert, and across the desert to the mountains again, and into the rich California valleys.

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Wealth is outpacing income...and that's a scary sign

More household wealth in America sounds like good news, but it could also mean economic trouble.

The ratio of wealth to income has hit a recent record, according to Credit Suisse. 382 more words



Psychologist have written much about memories of early childhood, saying they cannot be trusted.  They claim the adult mind has a difficult time separating what is learned through repeated stories and what is learned from actual personal experience.   936 more words


Dulcie was not a snob

(Dear Reader – As is mentioned in the “About” section, these “Stories a Day” will end on 31st December 2014. However, the total number of stories will come to only 551. 253 more words

Creative Writing

What Really Ended the Great Depression

Source: The Daily Signal, by Stephen Moore, October 18, 2014

“What is history but a fable agreed upon?” as Napoleon once put it, and never has that been more true than the story of the Great Depression and its aftermath. 571 more words


Rounding Up Natives to Take Tea in Colonial Kenya

Rounding Up Natives to Take Tea in Colonial Kenya

By Maurice N. Amutabi

On February 24, 1929 staff from Agricultural extension office threw a security cordon around Luanda market in Western Kenya, rounding up natives in order to give a taste of tea. 117 more words


Farm During the Great Depression

My parents had a family farm on 80 acres in Cushing, Wisconsin. I was born in 1922; a doctor and a midwife delivered me at the farmhouse. 722 more words

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