New Elder Incomers

Old age waiting. Montage by Trudy Heeb

As the news unfolds day by day about migrations from Syria and Iraq into Europe, I feel as if I am seeing our world a hundred years ago. The idea of the “huddled masses” arriving at Ellis Island is brought home in the tired and sometimes angry faces

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Overthrow of government?

Tucson Unified School District wanted to implement “culturally relevant” courses as required by the desegregation act of decades ago. State legislators passed the Ethnic Studies Law in 2010 to rein in Mexican American Studies from going too far. In February 2013, the federal court adopted the Unitary Status Plan to guarantee equal opportunity for students.

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Building London in a Hurry

 London is a jumble of impermanent building parts at worst and a continually changing display of architectural styles and lifestyles at best. Architecture critic Rowan Moore (WHY WE BUILD, 2012) writes about our desire for permanence and the futility of it. How can our built environment remain the same when our needs are ever-changing? Case

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Museum Crowds Top Exhibits

I just folded my raincoat over my arm and carried it for the three hours, moving in a circle and back again on the main floor, enjoying the historical sculptures, some created for piety (altars) and some for vanity (gardens).

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London Journal: Xenophobia Cramps London Style

There is a xenophobia here that I have previously experienced only in outdated novels.

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