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Eclipse

A total eclipse of the sun passed through the United States today. It’s being called the “Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017.” Millions watched across the nation. Here’s some strange facts about the moon. 1. Moon Diameter: How does one … Continue reading

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The Jedi’s Consitor Sato

There is a branch of the Jedi Knights from Star Wars Lore called the Agricultural Corps. The Knights of the AgriCorps use the force to nurture and care for green and growing things. According to the Jedi Path Handbook, the … Continue reading

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Woman’s Day March

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A Scene From Checkers Lounge

Little blue Christmas lights along the walls and mirrors cast a mood in the club. A silver party ball goes round and round overhead, sending little shafts of light through the darkness. A murmur of voices, a woman laughs, the … Continue reading

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Could it be this Simple?

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Bud Billiken

Bud Billiken Parade By Cardell W. Phillips The Bud Billiken Parade is an institution in Chicago’s African-American community. The annual parade and picnic have been held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood. It’s the largest African-American parade in the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious American Southwest

Southwest By Cardell W. Phillips When I visited the fantastic landscapes of the American Southwest the feature that caught my imagination the most was the Anasazi ruins, particularly the cliff dwellings. I wondered how the Anasazi built them. As far … Continue reading

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Small Things

“The older I get, the more I’m conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made of tiny matters, isn’t it?”                                                                                                                                                          ~Sandra Cisneros  

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The Swimmer

I met Joan while taking a walk along Promontory Point early New Years’ Day. She was warming herself at one of the fire pits after going for a swim in Lake Michigan. I asked her what it was like swimming … Continue reading

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The Way of the Butterfly

The Way of the Butterfly By Cardell W. Phillips

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