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In Search of a Shared National Narrative

In Search of a Shared National Narrative We've seen these factional clusters deepen, harden, and separate, leading in turn to anger, misunderstanding, and hostility. Meanwhile, trust in institutions—government, business, the media, and higher education—continues to erode. Cultural warfare further splits our society, exposing fundamental differences about our views of justice and human nature. Unable to agree on first principles, we cannot agree on what it means to be American. As a result, we share few of the touchstones that, in…

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Re-Discovering Your Family

Re-Discovering Your Family (Facebook) As anyone can see, the vast majority of names on this list are still commonplace in St Vincent and the Grenadines today. The information is in a format which would enable Vincentians whose surname appears on the list to be able to search forward from 1829 to the present, hopefully, in order to discover, a little bit of their family history and the role their family may have played in the progression of the nation. For…

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foolframe

I learned a new photo-geek tribal word today: foolframe. I think the word is meant to deride those photography snobs who only buy camera with 35mm “full frame” sensors and who often mock small sensor camera. The word has an entirely different meaning in other contexts.…

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