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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Editing the view

A good editor knows what to excise, and what to enhance. With that in mind, I grabbed my chainsaw, and removed a magnolia.

Peace on the left, justice on the right

I tell you all this because what’s new is old to me. And I have a slightly different perspective on the events following George Floyd’s murder.

Five Writing (and Living) Lessons from Dr. King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’

MLK wrote his letter in great discomfort, from jail, on the margins of a newspaper, then on scraps smuggled in here and there, until finally he was given a pad of paper.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

The NWS Birmingham office had tweeted that Trump was full of crap and Hurricane Dorian was too far east for Alabama to be impacted.

‘The Children’s March’ at The Mahaiwe, in support of the April 20 National School Walkout

“By next Friday, every school kid in America will have experienced at least three events where they have no doubt wondered how long they must endure the tolerance for guns that has torn apart the fabric of this country and endangered their lives.” -- Documentary filmmaker Bobby Houston, on the screening of his film 'The Children's March'

‘The Children’s March’ film screening to support National School Walkout

'The Children's March' shows a critical moment in history when children had a significant impact on the Civil Rights movement.

Truth be told — again

Those kids put their bodies on the line and shamed a nation into finally paying attention. And it worked.

BOB GRAY: Children’s Crusade

Following the latest school shooting atrocity in Parkland, Florida, another Children’s Crusade is rising: a largely youth-bred movement meant to persuade legislators to take some meaningful action to stem the needless deaths of our country’s children in schools.

Alf Pedersen, 97, of Monterey

A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945. A B-24 crew engineer and top turret gunner, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Coming of age during segregation: A talk with Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr.

"We’re dealing with interesting dynamics right now because all the problems we have faced in the past now have little tentacles that are coming up in different ways." --- Dr. Bernard Lafayette, from his remarks at the 20th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois lecture at Bard College at Simon's Rock
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