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Publisher's Note

Musings from the top, by publisher Mayumi Peacock

Heed the Call to Hunker Down

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The massive December storms and resultant wild experiences remind us of the need to slow down.

Jesse’s Lesson

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An ornery and mischievous horse teaches me a lesson on what matters in the promises we make.

Ask Not What the Economy Can Do for You

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In the many stories of our economic issue, all roads lead back to the housing crisis. We as a community have the power, and indeed the responsibility, for the direction we go from here.

My Covid Prophecy

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An itty-bitty piece our publisher wrote 14 years ago has proven to be prophetic. It has implications, if you can believe it, for our Covid experience.

The Elegance of the Coronavirus

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The novel virus has divided us, struck deep where it hurts most. But I posit that it also paradoxically has the power to strengthen us.

Illusions of Someday

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When we get through this global pandemic, big changes are likely. I hope for a profound shift to heal the divisions that stymie our country. And I found the answer on a bumper sticker.

The Solution Is You … And Me … And We

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Enough with platitudes, talking points, and deferring to the next generation, says TRPA’s Joanne Marchetta. Our considerable problems require a tectonic shift in mindset. Here’s a rallying cry fit for 2020.

Does Moonshine Ink Have a Future?

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Exactly 17 years ago, I co-founded Moonshine Ink, a head-first dive into the kind of challenge that brings meaning to life. Today I feel...

Appetite for Destruction

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To solve overflowing trash cans, backed up traffic, and employee shortages, we must retool our philosophy to “less is more.”

Fly Your Flag Proudly

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My parents’ marriage was almost illegal. But the U.S. high court changed the laws on interracial marriages and public sentiment followed. It’s one example of how our imperfect country continually strives to be more perfect. Support this forward-thinking momentum by wearing the stars and stripes with honor.