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Now What?

By: Jessie Yount

“Now what?”

My nine-year-old’s two favorite words of late. It sounds innocent enough. It sounds like curiosity. He’s a kid; aren’t they all curious? 852 more words

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Journal of Democracy Celebrates 25 Years

By Janet Gilbert
Direct Response and Renewals Senior Coordinator

For 25 years, Journal of Democracy has documented and analyzed democratic movements around the globe. Its role as the leading academic chronicler of democratic change continues with the newly released… 360 more words

Current Affairs

“If oil and gas development goes ahead at a reasonable rate, the population of this area could be up to 5,000 and beyond 5,000.”

- In reference to the Mackenzie Delta, including the as-yet-built town of “New Aklavik.”  (House of Commons, 1959, in Dick Hill, Inuvik:  A History, p 26)

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“Few realize however, as they pass and review a long series of cases containing clothing, weapons, or pottery with stories of the history and use, what work has been done, perhaps through many years, what money spent and sacrifices made to bring such collections to New York from the primitive race which used them.”

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Reading/Signing at In Other Words 8/23/14

For folks near Portland, I’ll be reading excerpts from The Last Exotic Petting Zoo, as well as signing books, at In Other Words Bookstore on August 23rd at 7pm. 103 more words

The Summer of Changes

Whew, it’s been about a week since my last post…it’s been a hectic past few days! There’s a lot of changes happening in both personal and professional realms, but I’m happy to report that they’re all positive–albeit time consuming! 267 more words

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I was sorting through old emails when I rediscovered a challenge sent out a couple of years ago from my friend Bill.
It was essentially a game of alternate lyrics that Bill invited our circle of friends to join. 406 more words