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The Winter of Our Discontent, Seasonal?

When I am in the groove of writing, sometimes I can go down a rabbit hole when I get distracted, need to research something, there I go. 642 more words


3 Day Quote Challenge #2

Day 2 – thank you again Nikhil of Weirdly Wired for this challenge… drop by his blog and have a look at his lovely writing! 115 more words


Book Review: The Grapes of Wrath

There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

I think all of us have had the experience of being assigned a critically acclaimed classic in school and absolutely hating it. 472 more words


Our Broken World...and Our Longing for Another

The deep darkness of the world has come home to us in recent days. It’s a combination of things, really. The shooting of innocent young black men, the shooting of police, our nation’s finest, and then two political conventions with two candidates that, more than any election I can recall, define the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils.  1,032 more words

Reading Attractants and Repellents.

When any of us starts to read a new book, we run the risk of finding something that has the power to drive us deeper or pull us into a sobering reality. 780 more words


The Grapes of Wrath.

Literature for our time.

Desperate People.

©  Paul Nichol.  2016


East of Eden

I’ve read The Pearl.  I’ve finished 80% of The Grapes of Wrath.  But I’ve never tackled any of Steinbeck’s other works.  Then came my book club’s pick for July, … 288 more words