Thaŋ(k)s-ˈgi-viŋ 2015

From a small town in South Western Minnesota I take time for Thanksgiving. I thank the people of my community that strive to make our town a better place. I thank others that have shown up to fill the demographic void that was left by my grand parents, my parents and many others who have…
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Bob Artley- Aung San Suu Kyi – Myanmar

  The world shrinks and seems smaller than ever as I visit with friends on the internet.  They are from Morocco, France and the U.K.   They are paying attention to Aung San Suu Kyi and her country of Myanmar, once known as Burma.  She is no longer bound by military house arrest.  She is…
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HOME, AT LONG LAST.

I live in a small town in South Western Minnesota it is a great anthropological laboratory. In my little community of 11,000 inhabitants, sixty different languages are spoken. I challenge you to find a wealth of diversity most any where else. I was born completely amazed with all that surrounds me and Worthington has not…
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COSTERMONGERING IN THE U.S.A.

  In the past decade there has been a 180 % jump in costermongering. Costermongers are showing up in communities all over the U.S. It is purported that over 8,000 cities in the United States now have significant gatherings of these people. There seems to be little to stop them. This grass roots approach to…
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La Musique Et L’île De La Réunion

In the blink of a news cycle the world has become geographically familiar with Reunion Island. Airplane parts have drifted to the Reunion shoreline. That flotsam may have been part of the ill fated flight MH 370, a suspected highjacking. People pay attention to geography when things go  good or when things go real bad.…
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