Dessert Storm

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Presented on February 1, 2020 by Vanessa Freytag   There is a scene in Nora Ephron’s award winning Sleepless in Seattle in which Sam (Tom Hank’s character) has sought guidance from his friend Jay (Rob Reiner’s character) about getting back into dating after the death of Sam’s wife. Jay is trying to prepare Sam for the fact that dating in … Read More

Better Sex Through Socialism

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        “Better Sex Through Socialism” Noonday March 2, 2019 Andrea Tuttle Kornbluh           When I signed up for this talk, I thought, what do women need to think about now?   As a long-time women’s historian and a feminist, here are three things I am thinking   about right now—yet none of them … Read More

Life Changes: Finding Parts of Myself

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Suzanne Wilson Crable When you are adopted, no matter how much you love your family and they you, you have some measure of curiosity about your biological origins.  I denied this as I grew out of the phase of imagining that I was actually a member of the royal family of England, just born on the wrong side of the … Read More

“Eating is an agricultural act” Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver and the evolution of farming in the United States

Cincinnati NoondaySuzanne W Crable, Uncategorized923 Comments

Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver and the evolution of farming in the United States By Suzanne Wilson Crable Noonday, December 7, 2013 This paper, as I am sure like many of our papers, has changed drastically from my original idea.  And I had no idea of how drastically my life had really changed until I began working on the paper.  I … Read More

The Search for Meaning: When the Old Words Won’t Do

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When Barack Obama won the 2008 election, I remember Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View said on that program, that as a black woman, she finally felt like she could “finally put [her] bags down.” Of course this comment garnered her the usual faux outrage from the blowhards on right-wing radio and FoxNews. She attempted to clarify her words to … Read More

Equity in Public Education: What Is It and What Does It Look Like?

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Elizabeth Holtzapple, Ph.D. – April 2016 In 2014 approximately 48.6 million young people were enrolled in public schools in the United States.   Public education accounts for 90 percent of kindergarten through grade 12 education in the US.  This percentage has been rising over the past decade.  But public education, most specifically urban public education, is labeled as a failing institution.  … Read More