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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 excerpts from the novella. Because of Steinbeck’s prioritization on storytelling, [...]

June 11, 2018 admin History, Music & Arts, Reflections 0

My Favorite Reads: Vonnegut and King and Hemingway, Oh My!

The world is filled with a seemingly endless amount of good books and authors, past and present. Here are some of my favorites, with links to well-crafted, thought-provoking excerpts from the works. “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut “On Writing” By Stephen King “The Old Man and the Sea” By Ernest Hemingway [...]

May 25, 2018 admin History, Music & Arts, Reflections 0

Phil Lesh Quotes: 10 Time-Tripping Ones from ‘Searching for the Sound’

“Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead” is Phil Lesh’s 2005 autobiographical exploration of himself and his decades of playing bass with what is arguably the 20th century’s hardest-working rock band. He especially digs into the Dead’s formative years — the drugs (the band attended Ken Kesey’s [...]

May 25, 2018 admin History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture 0

Amid Loss, 95-Year-Old WWII Vet Finds ‘Salvation’ in Volunteering

Toward the end of World War II, Navy plane mechanic Bob Ernst was stationed at Kaneohe Bay near Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, helping assemble Lockheed PV-1 Venturas that had been shipped in parts from the U.S. mainland for use in the Pacific. Before arriving there, Ernst already had about three [...]

December 1, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

There for Two D-Days and a Nuke, Sailor Was ‘Gung-Ho to Go’

William “Bill” Wilcox doesn’t dump his storied history on you all at once (to get it, you have to coax pieces out one at a time), nor does he ever stray from meek when telling it. His voice keeping soft, his hearing working against him, Wilcox eventually steers into his [...]

November 3, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

Syrian Refugee Finds New Life As Berliner

Nafeh Kurdi remembers the images of splattered red after the bombs fell. “It was very hard for me to see the blood on the floor,” the 20-year-old from Syria said. Amid the gruesome fighting in Syria, the strike had hit Kurdi’s university in Damascus, the country’s capital. It, plus his [...]

June 17, 2017 admin History, Reflections, Travel & Culture 0