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Contested sacred space USA: Conflict and cooperation in the heartland

August 14, 2017

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Historic heirs of Mormonism work out how to live with their contested sacred space. Read Kimberly Winston’s fascinating report at Religion News Service here: Contested sacred space USA: Conflict and cooperation in the heartland | Religion News Service

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One Square Inch of Silence – Forks, Washington

July 25, 2017

A tiny red pebble marks “One Square Inch of Silence” in the Washington woods: One Square Inch of Silence – Forks, Washington – Atlas Obscura

International Church of Cannabis – Denver, Colorado

July 24, 2017

Learn about Elevationism, in the Mile-High Metropolis: International Church of Cannabis – Denver, Colorado – Atlas Obscura

Buffalo Chip’s Heroic Stand

July 18, 2017

Friend and storyteller Jim Schaap encounters a tombstone–and a story to go with it: Buffalo Chip’s Heroic Stand | KWIT

Home Places

July 9, 2017

A fine piece on place, by Katy Sundararajan at The Twelve:

My family and I arrived at Bengaluru International Airport at around 11:30pm. We navigated the immigration lines, baggage claim, and customs for the next two hours, and were finally released into the cool night air of Bangalore, India to hug and kiss our family and make our way home by cab and by car. We walked into … : Home Places – THE TWELVE

Pietist “Communism”: The Amana Colonies

July 6, 2017

Historian and self-identified Pietist Christian Chris Gehrz has finally made a visit to the Amana Colonies in Iowa. The trip was long overdue. Read his post on his visit here: Pietist “Communism”: The Amana Colonies – The Pietist Schoolman

The island

July 6, 2017

Amie Adams, a former student of mine, has written a wonderful reflective piece about an Iowa place dear to her. Read it here at Topology Magazine: The island | Topology Magazine

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