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'Mothering Sunday' Blog 13 - 2018

“The problem was, I loved Malt but only my brother was issued with it because he was quite sickly.” I shared this information with a friend at the supermarket as Doug and I purchased a tin of malt. 350 more words

Our ‘Drip-Down’ Economy

Popular Economics Weekly

Graph: Marketwatch

The results are already in on the current administrations tax and economic policies. They are carrying Ronald Reagan’s trickle-down economy to an even lower level. 622 more words

Weekly Financial News

Edith Paton's Dolls

Edith Paton with her rag dolls, Florence, Jane, David, Baby Dumpling, Betty Boop – 1933

“Each doll is a conscious individual creation…The individual nature that comes from conscious creation of folk art dolls make them a rich source in information about their maker’s past, economic and cultural traditions. 1,566 more words

Wally Paton

Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis
Delacorte 1999
Middle School 
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. 67 more words

Historical Fiction

The One With The Gay Wolf

I saw him abruptly and all I could think was My god, how beautiful. He hadn’t been a part of the sideshow on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, or I would have seen him. 613 more words

Short Story

(What's Left of) Our Economy: America's Productivity Blahs Continue

Although productivity is widely seen by informed students of the U.S. economy as the biggest key to ensuring the nation’s prosperity over the longest run, the release of the government’s new figures on these measures of efficiency rarely generates many headlines. 478 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy