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The Normal Heart: The Impact of AIDS

When Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart debuted in New York City in 1985, it was probably the first piece of theater to confront the emerging AIDS crisis. 2,313 more words


Some Luck (First of Trilogy)

Some Luck by Jane Smiley

Peer through keyhole. Love, birth, death and history slowly happen.


I’m about to get real valley girl up in this joint so if you are not a Clueless fan then please dismiss yourself from this post immediately (and indefinitely… … 407 more words


The Baby Diaries 25

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. Barbara Kingsolver

I recently read a book in which there was a passage that greatly affected me. 1,020 more words

The Baby Diaries

The First Red Scare, 1919-1920

During the Gilded Age, 1878-1889 post-reconstruction era, America experienced exponential growth in industry. Mining boomed, oil boomed, and railroad development boomed. And entrepreneurs like John D. 885 more words


Rex Stout: A Peek Behind the Facade of the 20th Century

In keeping with yesterday’s “old persons” post, let’s take a look back at the 20th century through the lens of Rex Stout’s stories about Nero Wolfe. 1,757 more words