Review: The Grapes of Wrath

            I read in a literary journal that in writing The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck was not interested in presenting a cure to the plight of the Okies. This I disagree with. Although it is clear the author has no political or tangible answer, he does provide one. The purpose of this narrative of socialContinue reading “Review: The Grapes of Wrath”

Seventy Seven Years

Seventy Seven Years Ago: It’s almost implausible, that seventy-seven years ago, today, war exploded, raining down fire, on a sleepy nation. Here I sit, comfort and warmth surrounding me, while seventy seven years ago, this morning, men lost their lives, their peace, their sanity, their bodies in fire. Here I sit, whole and unperturbed, whileContinue reading “Seventy Seven Years”

Wanderlust

I don’t know about y’all, but as an avid reader of historical¬†fiction and a consumer of all things Austen and Victorian I often am overcome by a wish that I could travel back in time. Reading makes me want to trot across the globe and travel through time to eras gone by. Now, the firstContinue reading “Wanderlust”