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Cultural Meaning in Moving Monuments

By Seth Dixon

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Ever since I researched the meanings of monuments in the cultural landscape in Mexico City, I’ve been fascinated by the cultural politics of memory and heritage. The removal of a statue is a cultural 180, acknowledging what was once honored and revered is now something that does not worthy of that distinction. This sort of change is not without protests on both sides and a cultural rearticulation of who “we” are when “we” make a public memorial.

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Gate A-4

By Naomi Shihab Nye:

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.

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My New Blog – UTI Info and Advocacy

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During ten years of struggling with UTIs I have found doctors to be of no help in getting to the cause. They simply prescribe antibiotics for periodic infections and estrogen to reduce the number of occurrences. So I am taking matters into my own hands.

First I searched the web and found enough information to start a little archive – my new blog:  utinotes  Now I am seeking a clinical study to join or some research project to volunteer in. I’ll begin with my primary care unit, University of Michigan Geriatrics Center. They are part of a huge medical complex and may have suggestions.

Do you, dear reader, have any ideas? Please share them either or both in comments to this post or on my UTI blog.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Mary


In Veterans Treatment Court Prosecutors act as Social Workers

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/surprise-prosecutors-social-workers-vets/

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US MAP Showing States Having Veterans Treatment Courts

http://www.justiceforvets.org/veterans-treatment-court-locations


In Veterans Courts, Prosecutors become Social Workers for Accused Veterans

In Veterans Courts, prosecutors become social workers for the accused | PBS NewsHour.