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John Steinbeck Quotes: 10 Arduous Excerpts from ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” centers on the Joads, a family of poor farmers suffering in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s who are lured to California by hopes of a better life and a handbill advertising work there. [...]

February 15, 2019 History, Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts

Tom Clancy Quotes: 10 Rousing Excerpts from ‘The Hunt for Red October’

Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October” tells of a group of Soviet naval officers attempting to defect to the U.S. via the Atlantic Ocean in a highly advanced nuclear-powered submarine, as the Soviet Union gives chase with the intent to [...]

October 4, 2018 History, Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts

J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: 10 Mystical Excerpts from ‘The Hobbit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he reluctantly goes on an adventure toward dragon-guarded treasure with Gandalf the wizard and 13 dwarves. Along the way, the troop defies death against many a foe but also is boosted [...]

August 2, 2018 Music & Arts, Reflections

Where’s That Viagra for Memory?

Nearly 20 years later, we’re still searching for the little blue pill for learning. [...]

June 25, 2018 Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech

The Animal Collective

Scientists race to sample undiscovered species before they vanish — even as many sit on museum shelves. [...]

June 11, 2018 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Travel & Culture

John Steinbeck Quotes: 5 Plodding Excerpts from ‘Of Mice and Men’

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” tells of complementary yet contentious partners George and Lennie and their quest to acquire a place of their own so they can “live off the fatta the lan’.” Here are five of my favorite [...]

June 11, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections