The US Represented Weekly Update

Hello USR members and guests,

We hope life is treating you well. The diversity of our weekly offerings was in keeping with our mission to support free speech and creative expression. Eric Stephenson’sNothing to Forget” proves that it’s never too late to become a better person. In “The Real ER,” Amber Sagapolu describes what it’s actually like to be an Emergency Medical Technician in a Level III Trauma Center. In “Hempcrete: A Different Kind of Building Block,” Jake Douglas points out that Hempcrete is more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than Portland cement, which also means that Congress should create enabling legislation to legalize and support the Hempcrete industry. Sami Kear’s memoir “Without You, I’m Not Me” speaks to the power of family ties and the importance of realizing how they shape us. Damian Bedford’s “It’s Time to Take UFO Research Seriously” argues that UFO studies focusing on credible testimony and circumstances should enter mainstream public and scientific discourse and be treated with respect. We also included “Blackberry Eating” by Galway Kinnell, a reflection on being thirty-eight by Yukio Mishima, and a passage from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. As always, thanks for being who you are, and we’ll talk to you soon.

Best!
The USR Staff

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