The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts
by Tom Farley and Tanner Colby
Hardcover: 368 pages
By Joanne Weintraub
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT)
Publisher: Viking Adult (May 6, 2008)
MADISON, Wis. — Shaking hands with Tom Farley Jr., I don't quite see the resemblance to Chris.
Shorter, darker and much thinner than his late brother, Tom, at 46, looks like the businessman and dad he is, where Chris, who died 10 years ago at 33, never outgrew his resemblance to an enormous kid.
Over coffee, though, I can see that, behind Tom's glasses, his eyes are light blue, the same shade that looked out from all those pictures of his kid brother. Those baby-blue eyes that, coupled with his dangerous bulk, made Chris Farley appear to be two-thirds frat boy and one-third altar boy.
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Gardening at the Dragon's Gate: At Work
By Mike O'Sullivan
in the Wild and Cultivated World
by Wendy Johnson
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Bantam (February 26, 2008)
The ancient teachings of Zen Buddhism and the art of organic gardening are the inspiration behind the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, outside San Francisco.
Wendy Johnson, 60, spent 25 years working here, seeking enlightenment through hard work and meditation.
"Everybody has some sense of the garden or farming as being meditative," she says. "Sometimes we ask ourselves, is this a safe haven from the world? Or, is it a field of action? And I think it's, of course, both."
Johnson has written a book on her experiences called Gardening at the Dragon's Gate.
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Crystal Catherine Eastman
(June 25, 1881 - July 8, 1928) was a lawyer, antimilitarist, feminist, socialist, and journalist. She was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts and graduated from Vassar College in 1903, receiving an M.A. in sociology from Columbia University in 1904. She was second in the class of 1907 at New York University Law School. She was the sister of socialist American writer Max Forrester Eastman.
Social work pioneer and journal editor Paul Kellogg offered Eastman her first job, investigating labor conditions for The Pittsburgh Survey sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Her report, Work Accidents and the Law
(1910), became a classic and resulted in the first workers' compensation law, which she drafted while serving on a New York State commission. She continued to campaign for occupational safety and health while working as an investigating attorney for the U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations during Woodrow Wilson's presidency. She was at one time called the "most dangerous woman in America," due to her free-love idealism and very fiery spirit.
Read more about Vassar alumus Crystal Eastman's life, free from innovators.vassar.edu.
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