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NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Young Flesh

I remember being 16 and needing no other beauty accoutrement than a dab of gloss on my flesh-colored lips. I also remember creepy old men stalking me because I was young, pretty and wearing a high school uniform. Filthy old fools. They were everywhere: in the subway, in alleys, standing by bus stops or on the street in front of hotels as fancy as the Pierre and museums as old as the MET.


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: On the Road to Woodstock

You didn’t need a road map or directions to get to Woodstock. An incredible buzz traveled through the air.  By some eyewitness accounts, a “half-a-million-strong” got together on Sam Yasgur’s Farm to hang out and listen to great music. 


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Why Yonkers?

Only authors and artists can do what politicians and the media cannot do. It takes a great story to get people to embrace their own humanity. 


Trinh Le: Beautiful Mover

Let’s talk about dance in a way that’s not too technical and complicated. Getting people out there, moving to the music, shaking, jumping and rocking, is no small feat. Some teachers have the exceptional ability to do much more than instruct students to dance. These teachers possess an intangible something extra that inspires people to move like they have never moved before. A musical force of nature to behold, Trinh Le is that kind of teacher. A human dynamo! Wow! How does she do it?


North Tillamook Library at Manzanita, Oregon– Good Things Grow in the Midst of Great Beauty

The key to understanding people and the world around us begins with education. One way to learn about the world is by developing a love of books. Each month, we profile a library. Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic; do you have a library that you love? Tell us about it. This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the North Tillamook Library at Manzanita – Manzanita, Oregon

 


The Beauty in Movement

A recent article in the New York Times asserted that dance is the new kale. But for those of us who have made a commitment to dance, viewing this exhilarating art form as simply another trend is missing the point. Being a dancer takes time, focus and practice. For me and for many of the dancers I know, we are not engaging in a passing fancy. We’re dedicated to the artistry and the physicality of movement.  


Remembering Billy Mitchell

Remember Billy Mitchell? He was the General in charge of American air combat units toward the end of World War I. He warned the military leadership that if they did not invest in air power, eventually enemy air raids would sink our battleships. At the time, when American air power was in its infancy, it was unthinkable that bombers could destroy battleships. But Billy Mitchell persisted in telling all who would listen, including the public and the media, the time would come when air power would soon become a dominant force of war.  He ran a series of successful bombing “test” runs to prove his point.


Our June 2019 Magazine

This month we feature Barbara Lloyd McMichael’s article “An Antidote to the College Admissions Scandals” that profiles Renton Technical College. This two-year school is located southeast of Seattle and serves over 9,000 students annually. The school offers over 60 career training programs (from culinary arts to welding, and a whole lot in between) as well as classes that help students brush up on background skills needed to succeed in college and the workplace.  

Pocono Mountain Public Library – Where God kisses the mountains

This month, Patricia Vaccarino writes about the Pocono Mountain Public Library in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania.