Daily Archives: October 8, 2011

Do you know a gal, or guy, like Nicole?

I was re-reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night (1934) and ran across this masterful description of the great divide between rich and poor, in the 1920s and now: … She bought a dozen bathing suits, a rubber alligator, … Continue reading

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These protesters are ‘angry at the right people’

Who would have thought a few weeks ago that hundreds of protestors from something called Occupy Philly would set up camp in Center City? The idea is almost as far-fetched as a tent city next to Wall Street. But there … Continue reading

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