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G is for The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck exposed me to the heart-wrenching human toll of the Dust Bowl and the heartless agriculture industry that treated its impoverished migrant workers as disposable drones. 971 more words


California Spam

“Curious children crowded close, ragged children who ate their fried dough as they watched. They watched hungrily the unwrapping of the sandwiches, and their hunger-sharpened noses smelled the pickle, cheese, and Spam. 446 more words


On the surface the so called right to work law sounds like a good thing doesn’t it? Kinda makes people feel empowered as though there is an effort to keep them from working. 757 more words

It's Beer O'Clock Everywhere

Congratulations, Beer Geeks, Nerds, & Connoisseurs! You are now ABLE (tee hee) to drink that high proof local beer RIGHT FROM THE SOURCE.

Pretty much. 103 more words

Drink Local

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… 215 more words

Don't Believe Everything You Read

I think it is okay for the authors to exaggerate a little bit, but not to the point where it completely changes readers opinions of the characters and evoke emotions of sympathy from readers for characters. 369 more words

The Okie's Impact

In James Gregory’s essay “Dust Bowl Legacies: The Okie Impact on California 1939-1989”, he talks about John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and he states that Steinbeck could not have ever thought that the poor Okies like the Joad’s could influence California in a big way. 462 more words