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John Steinbeck on Traveling

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

-John Steinbeck

Novel Wisdom: Steinbeck & McCarthy

This post is apart of a series where I discuss quotes from books.

As I stated in a previous post, I’m currently reading E… 343 more words

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His solutions are wrong, but it's a good sign when even Rupert Murdoch is worried about inequality

It would be a mistake to dismiss Murdoch’s concerns about inequality as nothing more than self-interest. It’s a victory for advocates of regulated markets.

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Psalm 37: Borrow a Deep Breath

And it came about that owners no longer worked on their farms. They farmed on paper; and they forgot the land, the smell, the feel of it, and remembered only that they owned it, remembered only what they gained and lost by it. 952 more words

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Announcement: Reading Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"

On Wednesday, October 29, AMS core faculty Dr. Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernandez and Dr. Mark Smith are participating in a round table of historians and literary scholars celebrating the 75th anniversary of  42 more words

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John Steinbeck on Love

Sharing a John Steinbeck letter that I bookmarked a while back. In this, he writes a letter to his son, schooling him in love.

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Transported to Steinbeck's Cannery Row

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Penguin Books; 1994

I felt like I was there, as if I were sitting in the vacant lot across from the Palace Flophouse and looking down at Lee Chong’s grocery and Western Biological. 413 more words

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