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Delicata Squash

Indigenous to North and Central America, squash were introduced to early European settlers by Native Americans.  Delicata Squash was first introduced by a seedsman in the USA in 1894, but a fruit very much like those of this cultivar was illustrated by Naudin.  381 more words

Foodie Facts

Lessons from Grandma: Chili Recipe

Hello Readers!  Now, I know that a lot of you probably have heard me talk about my Chili recipe that came from my grandfather Gampy, but let me tell you a little about my grandparents.  884 more words

Money Matters

Who Killed Our Middle Class?

Popular Economics Weekly

It’s becoming clear that our Middle Class—the midsection of U.S. earners and consumers—has shrunk alarmingly. And this is the main reason for the political polarization today that in the words of journalist Christopher Hedges, has driven the Republican Party “insane”. 733 more words

Weekly Financial News

The Great Depression (1929-1939) + The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Roaring Twenties In One Minute
The Great Depression – Professor Chesterton
What Caused the Great Depression?
The Dust Bowl
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck… 295 more words

Préstamos FHA. ¿Por fin, que exactamente son? Qué significa el cambio que entra en vigor este 27 de Enero?

Hace apenas unos años… antes de la crisis hipotecaria del 2008, el término FHA era conocido por un puñado de especialistas y realmente no muy usado como opción para tipo de préstamo residencial. 868 more words


The Darkest Hour (a Short Story)

The Darkest Hour

Yi Nuo Cheng

October 12, 1929

Layers of intricate beadwork flashed as flapper skirts twirled.  Dozens of feet stomped on the linoleum floor, a heady rhythm of euphoria and merriment, and a shower of golden glitter rained down on the swaying bodies on the dance floor.   4,173 more words

Stories & Poems

The Public Enemy: Disenchantment With the American Dream

The Public Enemy was a terrific example of the gangster genre, which emerged in full force during the early 1930’s. As the film came out in in 1931, and was unhampered by the restrictive measures of the Hollywood Production Code, enforced in 1934, … 1,128 more words