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A Kansas Town Rallies for a Modest Lifeline: A Local Grocery Store

A Kansas Town Rallies for a Modest Lifeline: A Local Grocery Store | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Plains has struggled in ways familiar to many towns in the Midwest. A grocery store, some residents believe, would afford them more than just fresh food.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

If you read "Broody New Englander", you will get a strong sense of what small town life used to be — for good and for ill. That is one reason I worked so hard on writing both "The Stylite" and "Mothers' Teat", two of the pieces in the book.

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Canadian Inuit snap ‘sealfies’ to defend way of life | Al Jazeera America

Canadian Inuit snap ‘sealfies’ to defend way of life | Al Jazeera America | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Indigenous community in crisis hopes social media campaign draws positive attention, despite ire of seal advocates
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Modern values often clash with traditional cultures, especially around the treatment of animals. There is no clear right and wrong of this, but if we are going to impose the modern world on traditional societies, we must be mindful of their needs and not just our "superior" way of life.

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