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Free Pools for Baltimore Youth? Why Not?

by Ryan Boddy I want to state up front that the basis for this idea is NOT originally mine, so I’ll explain where it came from below. Like a lot of my stories, it’s a bit long. In my teenage years and early adulthood, I lived in Glendale, Arizona. I made my summer money as a lifeguard […]

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On Process: Coffee, Vinyl, and Work

by Ryan Boddy Most of us agree conceptually that process is of key importance to whatever we do. It’s a common talking point at management seminars, in motivational scrums away from the cubicles, and it’s a fairly typical subject of life-hack blog posts. Yet in our daily lives we don’t often apply principles of process […]

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Ode to the Ten Eleven

by Abby Mangel   “Am I not who you thought I would be?” A severe case of monophobia led me to a violet shift of a punk establishment that sat precariously on the river. It was a sacral landmark, a busy locale known to be as self-destructive as the urban shadows packed inside of it. Timidly, […]

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Red, White, and Blue

by Amanda Bustos Please take a stand for your red, white, and blue. Take a stand for the land of the greatest, land of the honest, land of the cherished liberty. Freedom for all and above all. Freedom for my sisters and brothers. Freedom to write on this paper and freedom to stand outside the […]

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Cannabis Can Save the South

by William O. Pate II The South is suffering. The South has long been suffering. Largely rural, states like Alabama and Mississippi have lost out on the rise of the information technology sector. High tech companies don’t tend to flock to even the largest cities — Birmingham, Mobile and the state capital of Montgomery — in the state of […]

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What love is — and what it could be

by Kris Gage “Everyone is biased.” — Carrie Jenkins We all frame the question of “What is love?” by our own most pressing concerns. For some of us, this question is a matter of whether or not love is “real.” For others, whether or not they’ll find it, or whether or not there’s only “the one.” My own […]