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Perseverance and the Story Formed Life

This week we finished reading Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  It is a story about the 1936 United States Rowing team that participated in the Berlin Olympics. 709 more words


how disaster sparked Napier's art deco renaissance

After the ruinous Hawke’s Bay earthquake, rebuilding a city in the midst of the Great Depression seemed impossible. But through artistry and enterprise, Napier became home to the… 9 more words


What's Wrong with Monetarism?

Brad DeLong recently did a post (“The Disappearance of Monetarism”) referencing an old (apparently unpublished) paper of his following up his 2000 article (“The Triumph of Monetarism… 1,247 more words


The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Element Value Value Standard dc.title The Grapes of Wrath dc.creator Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 dc.subject Dustbowl Era, 1931-1939—Fiction; Great Depression, 1929—Fiction; American Dream—Fiction; Farmers—Fiction LCSH dc.description… 202 more words

"A Story About How We Treat The Poor": Sometimes, Race Is More Distraction Than Explanation

Dear white people:

As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. 640 more words

African Americans

This Old Corn Knife

I have an affinity for old tools.  FarmerHoney calls them “rusty junk” but to me, they’re treasures!

Perhaps the oddest old tool in my little collection is a knife that was once used to cut corn stalks.  597 more words

West Virginia

Caleb Harris: The 99 and the 1 percent

Many people will argue that the 99% movement is simply a myth. But did you know that 1 percent of Americans make 20 percent of the country’s income, and that the wealthiest 160,000 families have as much as the poorest 145 million families? 272 more words