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Between & Beyond: Food (Part I)

Everybody eats. Food is personal. Food is communal. Food is political. Food is philosophical. I quit eating poultry, beef and pork 11 years ago. I gave up cold turkey (pun actually intended) and never looked ba...
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Between & Beyond: Consuming Ideas

What do we do? There's no shortage of voices floating around telling us what to think or feel when it comes to political issues. There's no shortage of debates about who is wrong or right or who is dumb or supe...
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Between & Beyond: Capitalism & Self

As I have stated before in this column, I don't identify with either Democrats or Republicans. I am a leftist and both of the major parties are in fact centrist. In spite of what the media incessantly repeats, ...
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Between & Beyond: Poor Vs. Poor

I always wanted to be an educator. Among the personal reasons why, the primary one has always been the fact that I didn’t want my job to involve lying to people. I felt like that was the essential role of a sal...
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Between & Beyond: Control

My travels this week brought me to Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD. In both places, I encountered a shocking police presence. I’m sure each city has its pretext. Baltimore is infamous for being crime ridden of c...
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Between & Beyond: Cultural Observer

French philosopher Jacques Derrida was concerned with binary thinking. He noticed this tendency as a fundamental aspect of the Western worldview. Often, our understanding is based on the pairing of two opposing...