The Summer of Becoming Quasimodo

Bill Powell — My wife and I recently discussed Pearl Buck’s classic novel The Good Earth and tried to recollect whether, and when, we might have read it as children. We are both “bookish” people and have been so since childhood. We also discussed our early reading habits, subject preferences, and how they have evolved and continue to this day. I mentioned that during one … Continue reading The Summer of Becoming Quasimodo

The Others: They Almost Always Get There First

Dave Gillespie — Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, her nomination is undeniably a milestone in history. Clinton is the first woman ever to win the presidential nomination of a major party.  But it’s been 144 years since the first female took the honor of a presidential nomination. That was in 1872. Her name was Victoria Woodhull. The Equal Rights Party chose her. Feminist scholar … Continue reading The Others: They Almost Always Get There First