The US Represented Weekly Update

Hello USR members and guests, This has been our busiest week ever, as you’re about to see. You might want to grab some popcorn and something to drink. OK, here we go. Eric Stephenson’s “New Beginnings” captures Easter in a unique way while honoring Gabriel García Márquez and magical realism. In “The Ivywild School: Grand Old Tradition, Brand New Persective,” DeLyn Martineau demonstrates how the Ivywild School in Colorado Springs “is a perfect example

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Deep Red, Chapter Four

←Chapter Three January 6, 1704: Jack is the only one who seems to be defying the marriage and breeding laws. He uses his warrior’s cause as an excuse and is at the front of every fight with the Residents … April 4, 1706: Largely due to Jack’s skill and magic, we won the first battles against what we are now calling Mirrors–as they mimic the best parts of us, in

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Rednecks and Bluebloods

An ethical dilemma: Do I switch channels, ditching rain-delayed Daytona, abandoning poor orphaned Junior before he safely rounds Turn Four for the final time, that deadly curve that claimed his daddy back on 2/18/01? (Let us bow our heads in a moment of silence for the Intimidator.) Or do I stay with Dale till Victory Lane, even though Masterpiece Theater beckons to me from another channel, and Downton’s lovely Lady

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Flames on 3, Family on 6!

On warm Saturday nights in the summer when others go to the movies, hit the nightclubs with their friends, or hang out at the mall, I go to the football stadium. Everyone there is wearing head-to-toe red and black. Kids have numbers painted on their faces, and their moms carry the handmade “Go Daddy!” signs. Someone is always getting a hot dog or nachos from the concession stand, and music

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Putting Every Child at Risk

For the first time in decades, the United States is seeing a major outbreak of avoidable diseases like measles, rubella and pertussis because parents are saying “NO” to vaccinating their children for medical and religious purposes. All three of these diseases can be prevented with a series of MMR and TDaP vaccines given in early childhood. However, vaccination rates in America have been cut because of scary rumors involving vaccinations

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