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Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle | ‘Het’

Had a dream the other night in which the whole world was gay and I was still not, which was unnerving, to say the least. I mean, it was a great dream in a lot of ways, because there were no more wars and there were lots of happy barbers, although it was also a scary dream, what with all the Elton John music and arugula. But the really weird […]

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Andre Perry, Ph.D. | Why better test scores won’t fix society

I am a New Orleanian and those of us who consider New Orleans home only have to leave our city for a few days to understand the spirit of place that is community. But spirit alone cannot sustain community; along with the spirit of a place, community members need very real resources to thrive. In this regard, theorists MacIver and Page offer a good definition of community. In their 1949 […]

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Darlene Wolnik | Food, farmers markets, and community

As a blue-collar kid raised in the downward-spiraling Midwest, I never really understood the idea of languorous family dinners, large holiday gatherings and impromptu get-togethers. My family, like so many others, broke into pieces early on with my parents’ divorce. Since earlier generations had died young, or moved to other states for employment reasons, my family was tiny to begin with, so the lack of relatives left no discernible hole […]

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The Hopi Elders Speak

You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour. There are many things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing?   What are your relationships? Are you in right relation?   Where is your water?  Know your garden.   It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. […]

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