Category Archives: Thomas Hardy Was An Optimist: A Collection of Short Stories from The Plague Years
Many people need a small loan to get them through a hard time or to expand their business. Microlenders tend to charge higher interest rates than traditional banks, but they also take more risks. They loan to many people who might otherwise be turned down for a loan. Kiva is one of these organizations. TheyContinue reading “Microlending”
New in Science: Plastics a Devil’s Bargain
In July, 2021, Science, one of the most prestigious journals in science, dedicated an issue to the ecological threat of plastics. In industrialized societies, avoiding plastics is nearly impossible. From our clothing to our kitchenware and homes, tons of plastics surround us. Plastic waste, including microplastics from our laundries, now pollute the soil and theContinue reading “New in Science: Plastics a Devil’s Bargain”
The short stories in Thomas Hardy Was An Optimist look at the lives of several troubled people from the lat 1980’s through the early 2000’s. During this time, more happened than the HIV epidemic. The United States also declared its “war on drugs,” and with it, the mass incarceration rate for which the country isContinue reading “American Rehab”
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