Tragedy of “The Migrant Mother” – Iconic Photograph of the Depression

J Malcolm Manness – 16 April, 2017

An excellent article on The Vintage News site relates the story of Florence Leona Christie Thompson, the woman in the iconic photo of the Great Depression The Migrant Mother, by Dorothea Lange.

The story reveals a hidden tragedy – one behind the obvious, the legion of people caught in the ecological and political collapse that was that era.


As a youngster with a budding interest in photography, I was inspired by this photo. The fact that an image can Continue reading


Reviews of Anthology #1 – Twist

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on April 5, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
All these three stories are dealing with the human soul or psyche. They build up and then the surprise at the end turn things over. It’s possible that the end will cause the stories to continue in your head…
on April 5, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
From the first few sentences it is obvious that the writer has a talent for expression using few words. The stories were interesting with a lot of dark humour thrown in. Once you start reading you won’t be able to stop!
on August 9, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Delightfully dark and surprising, these little gems of story-telling are a fun read. I love that the photographs at the end added even more depth to the last story. I am left with a sense of curiousity and a craving for a glass of Tokaji!

Review for Anthology #2 – Portland

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5 Star: A local’s perspective, more from less, culture exposed, leaves you wanting more.

on February 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Waiting for a Latte, is story that connects to place. Everything about Portland the reader knows, or thinks, gets tapped into here. Seunnasepp brings our own urban anxiety to the table and gives the reader a glimpse of self-awareness through the situation and character interactions. Read in a coffee shop on an iPad, how perfect. A nice multidimensional story focusing on the social subtleties embedded in the mundane.50C_cover_vol2_solitaire2

In Goodie Two-Shoes we meet characters we all already know. Seunnasepp gives us context and details, and a chance to spy on the inner essence of these people we all see on a daily basis. The writing is never dense, never showy, but just right.

Couches have flavors. This is an unsettling fact that will no longer be overlooked by the readers. Seunnasepp is heavily influenced by the climate of the Pacific Northwest. We all discuss the weather as a basis of social interaction, and this is the foundational thoughts from which the stores develop.