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The Starfish Story

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I started a term of service as an AmeriCorps Member in September of 1994, during the first year of AmeriCorps. I served my community in support of a state-wide scholarship initiative in Indiana. President Bill Clinton swore us in via satellite from the White House our first day. I was one of 22,000 AmeriCorps Members who said the AmeriCorps pledge …

La Guernica and Wide-Awakeness

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I love Picasso. He was the first major painter I ever experienced. I first saw his work when I was sixteen and journeyed to my first major museum during my first trip outside of the United States. I traveled to Spain in 1987 to spend a summer in a Spanish language immersion program with a group from my high school. …

Fountain Square – Part I

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    I live about 4 blocks from the heart of downtown Cincinnati – Fountain Square. Several nights a week I eat down there. When people come to visit, we walk down there. When there are events, I often go. Different types of music fill the air every night of the week. People protesting the Syrian government stand alongside people …

An Open Letter to Eric Schneiderman

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Dear Attorney General Schneiderman, In these dark times where political courage is as hard to find as modesty in the Playboy Mansion, you are taking an important and difficult stand. As someone who was swept away in the sea of Hope and Change in 2008, my faith in my country has been shaken by an unwillingness to respect the rule …