Category Archives: make your own world

Video: Amid crime and blight, Natalie Thomas plants peace and community

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
. Since 2011, Natalie Thomas has been the caretaker of the Unified Positive Effect Community Garden at the corner of Climax Street and Estella Avenue in the Betzhoover neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Thomas, 57, said the…

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Video: Martín Espada reads “Imagine the Angels of Bread”

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. As a poet, essayist, translator, editor, and attorney, Martín Espada has dedicated much of his career to the pursuit of social justice, including fighting for Latino rights and reclaiming the historical record. Espada’s critically…

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Spring Poem #1

Blue Skies Are Advertising for Your Life Every moment yearns to create a light through you. Every moment an opportunity for discovering a path to send you into the heart of the world. You must fold space and time and bring … Continue reading

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The Universe is a Messy Place to Play . . .

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum morbid phenomena of the most varied kind come to pass.” Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci Art by and Photo credit: … Continue reading

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Mike Schneider: In the Post-Truth World

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
the game of truth or consequences has no consequence. What does it matter if insurance agents quote Thoreau? The mass of men still lead lives of quiet desperation. Guns are not on sale at the…

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A Balanced View into a New Year.

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope By Maria Popova Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less … Continue reading

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Earthquake Weather

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.       Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness   “Looks like earthquake weather,” my grandfather used to say this often … Continue reading

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