Amazon Eats Whole Foods

Amazon Moves Closer To Corporate Conglomerate Whole Foods CEO John Mackey called it a "marriage" and believes that the $13.7 billion dollar deal was "a dream come true." However, some stock holders are less than enthused about the hastily-arranged corporate nuptials. That's because it goes against good business sense. Whole Foods could have entertained offers... Continue Reading →

Revisiting The House on Mango Street

It's been more than 10 years since I first read - The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Yet in light of Donald Trump's recent inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, I thought I'd revisit Cisneros' punchy little novel about finding a sense of belonging. The House on Mango Street is written in an episodic... Continue Reading →

The Power of Spoken Words

There are times when a poem leaps off the page and flies right into your heart. This is the domain of spoken word poetry. Some of my favorite poems weren't discovered until someone actually read the words aloud (I Am A Sword, Still I Rise, etc.) There is currently a refugee crisis in Southeast Asia... Continue Reading →

The Books of World War II

There are tons of books about World War II. People love writing about this period of world history. However, there's a new book called When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning that focuses on the actual books that soldiers carried with them to war. From pulp fiction to modern day classics, soldiers read... Continue Reading →

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