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My commentary in the Des Moines Register: Feed a Silent Guest this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, put an extra chair at your table and make room for a “silent guest.” That guest can be one of the world’s 805 million hungry people. 8 more words

Global Hunger

My commentary in the Boston Herald: Feed a Silent Guest this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, put an extra chair at your table and make room for a “silent guest.” That guest can be one of the world’s 805 million hungry people. 7 more words

Global Hunger

The Fool (Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra?)

the fool, he slanders Cicero

to further shameful schemes

while gathered scoundrels beam

and all fancy themselves heros

 

Pontificate from Senate floor

Denounce the people’s choice… 71 more words

Politics

The Roman Baths of Bath, England

Some 60 years ago, I was this little girl growing up in a small, rural town in Southern Pennsylvania looking at pictures at the Roman Baths in Bath, England.  267 more words

Photography

Constitutio Obamanus

The Constitutio Antoniniana, or the Edicta Caracallae, was given by the Roman Emperor Caracala.

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In essence it encapsulated a practice of Roman emperors who, upon losing the support of those who were Roman citizens by birth or by right, would allow foreigners to take residence inside Rome’s territory and declare all who were in these outlying provinces to be new Roman citizens. 96 more words

Citizenship

Why Wouldn't You Listen To A Podcast Called 'Gravy'?

Thanks, Southern Foodways Alliance!

The first ever Gravy podcast is now available. Chocked full of audio stories that “explore The South through the lens of food,” we think you’ll appreciate this big bite of southern soul. 12 more words

News

First oral history interview a success

I meant to write about this earlier in the week, but I was so wiped out from the interview that I haven’t had the energy.  My first ever oral history interview happened on Wednesday with a man named John and it felt like a success in many ways.  623 more words

Oral History Project