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Florence in Words


Waking to a snowstorm, I had Tillie and Jack Olsen on my mind as I read the blazing Middle East news over fresh-cooked oatmeal and tea, and then turned to the continuing stand-off over collective-bargaining in Wisconsin, where the fire was still verbal, no armaments. As if those pieces of news were not enough, the city section opened with news that identified the 146th person who died 100 years ago because doors were locked on their shirtwaist sweat-shop when there were no unions and nothing insuring the safety of buildings for workers. Read More 
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