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Hot Off the Virtual Press: Contemporary Colosseum

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Hot off the Virtual Press: The Geography of Hope

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I love this photo.  On its surface, two beautiful blonde toddlers sit coupled for a normative evolution from childhood into matrimony and patriotic parenthood, but it is the hidden story that inspires my patriotic fervor.  My little boy celebrates each … Continue reading

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“Voluntourism” & “The Citizenship Vacuum”

Two things I read yesterday have direct bearing on my forthcoming piece, “The Geography of Hope” for the University of Venus.  The first, from the UK paper, The Guardian, examines the costs associated with programs for university-bound students (in the … Continue reading

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Coming in July…

to The University of Venus:  “The Geography of Hope.”

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Hot off the virtual press!

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Coming soon!

“Mater: De Facto et De Jure” at the University of Venus!

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Pomp and Circumstances

Commencement offers one of the few occasions to celebrate the life of the mind in post-modern America.   My father, an engineering professor, says he marches to get his annual quota of ceremony in a life comparatively free of ritual. … Continue reading

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A Room with a NU View

As I sit at my desk, I look across Sheridan Road to the Javits Center.  If I stand, I gaze upon Deering Meadow and the structure Frank Lloyd Wright dubbed “a sow on its back.”  Their proximity and the pastoral label bespeak … Continue reading

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