Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thirty-Five Cents for One Person, Sixty-Five Cents for Ninety-Nine

Let’s quit fooling ourselves. Across the board, economists are reporting 1% of the U.S. population holds up to 35% of the country’s net worth, and that moves to over 40% if home ownership of the 99% isn’t counted. That reflects … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael Connelly Warner Books, 2005 The tangled story is an engaging page-turner told by a self-questioning, storytelling defense lawyer who struggles with the moral shortcomings and practicalities of the legal system. The reader travels with protagonist Mickey Haller as he … Continue reading

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The Cookies That are Not Paula Deen’s

I should have recognized the cookie fever for what it was–an ever desperate need to reach out and do something to get my granddaughters’ attention who live two states away, mixed with a heat I occasionally have of: make cookies … Continue reading

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The Dogs of Babel

Carolyn Parkhurst Back Bay Books, 2003 This work of fiction is singular. It has an original plot. A deeply grieving man is obsessed with teaching his dog, the only witness to his wife’s death, to talk, so he can know … Continue reading

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