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Community Perspective: A Temple of Trees

Community Perspective submission by Bill Cale:
I love trees. In fact, I consider them my friends. When I moved to Harrisonburg, Susan and I considered only houses adjacent to forests. Yet, trees are under assault.

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Community Perspective: Harrisonburg Jeepers

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Community Perspectives: Reflections on Vietnam in 1968

By Harold W. Smith Harold W. Smith is a participant in the Virginia War Memorial’s Mighty Pen Project and served in the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army. This Memorial Day, Smith has shared three of his writings with the project, saying they are some of his experiences “while in Vietnam in 1968 during the Tet Offensive, the …

Community Perspective: The Butler and His Wife: John Warner and Elizabeth Taylor in Harrisonburg, Virginia

A contributed perspectives piece by Tom Arthur Editor’s Note: The Citizen first published this perspectives piece in July 2020 and is republishing it in the wake of John Warner’s death this week at the age of 94. Warner and his then-wife Elizabeth Taylor visited Harrisonburg in 1976, and it was here where Warner first announced …

Community Perspective: On the Road to a Living Wage

A contributed perspectives piece by Chris Hoover Seidel, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Living Wage Campaign Steering Committee Member Six years ago when On the Road Collaborative Executive Director Brent Holsinger was building an organization of “five volunteers and zero dollars” from scratch, he was searching for a wage level that would honor the work of closing opportunity gaps for …

Community Perspective: Nomadland – A Review

A contributed perspectives piece by Tom Arthur Nomadland, now showing on HULU,has swept most major critics’ awards after its premier at the Venice Film Festival last September and is a frontrunner for “Leading Actress” and “Best Director” Academy Awards. Critics for The New Yorker, British Guardian, Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, NPR and other major outlets all …

Community Perspective: The Life Raft of Truth and the Ocean of Lies

A Four Part Series by C. David Pruett Part IV: Truth and Reconciliation On January 6, 2021, American democracy survived—barely—its most severe test since the Civil War. Yet rather than being vanquished, all the threats that put us to this extreme test remain in place: political polarization, economic inequality, systemic racism, and rampant disinformation. Of …

Community Perspective: The Life Raft of Truth and the Ocean of Lies

A Four Part Series by C. David Pruett PART III: Discerning Fact from Fiction My reasons for writing this series of articles are personal.  For the better part of a decade I’ve struggled to understand the growing political divide in this country. How can some see black where others see white? How can some see …

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