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Shift My Gift: Convert Your Holiday Haul Into Charitable Giving - Lifestyle - GOOD Last fall, Blair Souder was hiking through the Himalayas when he realized that something was missing. “People really don’t have a whole lot of stuff there,” Souder says. "But what really took me back was how connected and friendly people were.” Blair returned to the United States just in time for the Black Friday shopping rush, where “the energy was all about buying as much as possible,” he says.
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February 1, 2009 The Sky Isn't Visible from Here - Felicia Sullivan I can imagine, that if you worked on Wall St. or in high tech, in some high profile, well-paid job, and your friends summered in the Hamptons and settled in Connecticut suburbs, and you found yourself losing friends, losing your grip, tormented by demons that you couldn't even name, because to you they seemed like nothing compared to the demons you dealt with growing up, I can imagine that like Felicia Sullivan, the author of The Sky Isn't Visible from Here: Scenes from a Life, that you too would be compelled to write, to somehow make sense of it all. I sat down to read this book one night and couldn't put it down until I finished it at 2 in the morning. No child should have to endure what Felicia grew up with in an environment of neglect, sexual abuse, and drug addiction. Ex Libris Book Reviews
36 Cornelian Avenue by Christopher Wiseman In his tenth collection of poetry, 36 Cornelian Avenue (Véhicule Press, May 10 2008), Christopher Wiseman writes about... Untitled Child by Nancy Jo Cullen In her third collection of poems, Untitled Child, Nancy Jo Cullen once again turns her questing and multidimensional...
Literary Chicago Presented by the Chicago Bar Project Writers and Pubs Mike Royko & Rick Kogan Mike Royko grew up above his parents' Blue Sky Tavern, where he actually bartended, along with a few other spots in the neighborhood also owned by his father. Royko summed his tavern experience in this way (in 1979): "Saw a one-legged man dance on a bar in Munich. Got winked at by a one-eyed woman in Marseille.