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The Wholesaling of Diversity

The melting pot is behind us, that metaphor for a culture that many of us grew up in, a culture that diminished minorities and ethnic cultures, encouraging them to dissolve into the vast sea of the American Dream.        But does the culture of diversity that has replaced it simply re-stratify power; a slight of hand …

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The Trail of Angela’s Ashes

Roots, memory, heritage. It’s all there in consciousness, the wherewithal to encounter who we were, once. The antiquity of lineage, the long spiral of time and recall that defines each of us. Memoir itself is an evocative thing, the chance to intuit the past through someone else’s eyes. And there are so many worlds to …

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Exiled

We saw it  in crushing deaths of George Floyd and Eric Garner, and the brutal beating of Rodney King, and all those men and women who came before, shackled and stolen, torn from an earth that was once their own. And the sin and deep shame of racism endures. But we are told that we …

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Excerpt from “Waiting for Redemption,” a memoir by Maedv Ohlfearnain

Memoir is experiment, the working and reworking of space that memory has granted, not just of the self, which is narrow, but all that is imbedded in it. Waiting for Redemption is my book length memoir and a work in progress, a telling of what and who came before and through me, and a rendering …

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Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation in the Age of Neuroimaging

Brain injury is an ancient affliction. In fact, primitive peoples, and even early humans experienced traumatic head trauma and recognized the repercussions of such injuries. Ancient Greeks understood that the brain was the center of cognition, and that a blow to the head could disrupt memory, thinking, and even emotional response. Over the course of …

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