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When I was 16, we read A Prayer for Owen Meany in English class. While I’m not happy with how my teacher chose to teach it, I love that book. 237 more words

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West Coast Port Slowdown Is A Bonanza For Fashion Bargain-Hunters

The cargo-unloading slowdown on the West Coast of the United States had far-reaching effects on the global economy, causing problems for everyone from McDonald’s in Japan… 180 more words

Taking It Seriously

Here Is A Ship That Could Carry 182 Million iPads

As we learned during the contract dispute at cargo ports on the West Coast that finally ended this year, cargo ships are essential. They keep the things that we now think of as the basic comforts of modern life, from… 153 more words

Taking It Seriously

The Shipping News: A Pulitzer-Prize or Giller Prize winning novel

It took about a hundred pages before I got used to the language. It runs along strangely like the strange rugged coast Proulx describes and at times floats like the vicious sea. 220 more words

Samantha

What We're Reading: Blameless, Beauty's Daughter, and The Shipping News

Is it just us or does it finally start to feel like spring? Here in London we’ve had a few unbroken days of sunshine (which has resulted in some very unfortunate wardrobe choices across London, but that’s another blog post). 429 more words

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Shipments Diverted To East Coast During Contract Dispute Probably Won't Come Back

Here’s the thing with container ships: you can move them. That’s the point, actually, so it’s not surprising that instead of waiting in long lines to have their cargo unloaded while the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union spent nine months in a contract dispute. 210 more words

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