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Problems with rebutting "jazz is dead"

1. Jazz is niche

There’s one thing that the writers of “Jazz Is Dead” pieces usually get right: jazz isn’t as widely popular today as it was at other times in American history. 1,180 more words

Jonathan Wertheim

The Fortieth Prompt : Why Bother?

A lot of people wonder why we bother with poetry. Nobody wonders why we bother with groceries, or gasoline, or silverware. But poetry? They wonder. Maybe I should tell you a little bit about why I bother: and… 564 more words

Poem-A-Day

Cook County Clerk Data Show 2013 TIF Revenue Down for Maywood, Other Suburbs; Orr Unveils New Online 'TIF Viewer'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 || By Michael Romain 

Last month, Cook County Clerk David Orr unveiled a new online, interactive mapping tool called the “TIF Viewer” that tracks the annual revenue changes for Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts in the county. 460 more words

Government

The plain fact is...

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more ‘successful’ people.  But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form.  42 more words

It is time that the bedroom tax is put out of everyone's misery, government supporters included!

I recently published a post on the unintended consequences of welfare benefit sanctions. While away on annual leave I missed a report published by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) about the failure of the Spare Room Subsidy regulations to achieve stated objectives and the unintended consequences. 360 more words

Housing

Success in the Lord [ This post is dedicated to my beloved grandfather- Luka. Sunset- 09/09/2013]

The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.

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