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'I see my time away ... as the education of me. It was time well spent'

DANVILLE — Before a late afternoon workout at the Danville Family YMCA on Wednesday, Arian "Keon" Clark stepped into the large gym to shoot baskets. When he noticed several boys at the other end of th... read more

Response: Teachers Can't Ignore Racism Issues and Hope They 'Will Go Away'

The decisions teachers make in real time ... my career in the South, race was ever-present in the work I undertook with students, both in terms of content (the literature that we read) as well ... read more

'I Am Absolutely Too Young. My Life Was a Waste': Conversations With People on Their Deathbed

It was the adults around me – my parents ... re fond of a little child you can see him in all his weaknesses, as he is. You will want for him everything he would wish for himself, and you won’t spend ... read more

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Kitchen confidential: How I downsized the most important room in the house

I didn't want to leave that job for others; see ... my life, a self-taught cooking education, food luminaries I had spent time with, memories I wasn't ready to dismiss. I made myself a deal. Cookbooks ... read more

Make the most of your daily experience as a student

If you have time ... open my curtains and soak in the sunshine that lights up the day. I will walk through campus, grinning at each passerby, encouraging them to do the same. I will ask questions in c... read more

The Story of Project 500

Many, but not all, post-secondary schools devoted time ... me on Thursday. So, you see my own family is part of generations of proud U of I tradition. Glad to build on them Our legacy suggests the nee... read more

Southern Folks: Chewing the rag with Mr. Remus

I was a couple of weeks away from my 10th birthday ... He was a bootlegger. He paid me a quarter for my time. I'm not sure what his real name was. He looked like a Disney character, Uncle Remus, so mo... read more

Alan Caron: Longtime builder of coalitions first had to rebuild himself

His sister married when Alan was 8, and his brother was working full time ... on my desk of me at 8 years old, and I knew I had to get back to that kid, I had to remember who I was and go back there, ... read more

A time to bend the rules

I had met Occeletta in 2011 when she asked if I would write a story about Maxine DalBen, a friend who had passed away. Occeletta was the executor of DalBen’s estate and invited me to her home to see . ... read more

All In The Family

Josh Lovelace was raised on folk music and intentional family time spent together around the tunes ... and I'm trying my best to be intentional with my kids, but it's amazing to me to see how many peo... read more

Hurricane Maria, one year later: Why I had to leave Puerto Rico, and why I still struggle with that decision

Through all the havoc that these storms brought to Puerto Rico and to the Puerto Rican people, I cannot quite put into words how it felt to know that I had so many people who cared so much about me in ... read more

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