The US Represented Weekly Update

Hello USR members and guests,

In our weekly Perspective for Hire article “The Marian House: Serving Those in Need with Grace and Dignity,” Cat Swendsen discusses “the only soup kitchen in the Pikes Peak region that offers a hot meal to anyone who needs or wants one 365 days of the year,” as well as related Catholic Charities of Central Colorado activities. Cheri Arfsten’s “Ten Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market,” our Tuesday feature, explains why farmers markets are an important part of our communities and our lives. In Wednesday’s Cadence, our weekly poetry feature, Brook Bhagat’s “Such a Cat” describes a deep friendship with a cat whose “purr is so soft / I have to curl down to hear it with my ears / But it travels through my body like thunder. . . .” In “Nikola Tesla on the energy of a single thought,” we honor the birthday of one of humanity’s greatest thinkers. Eric Stephenson’s “The Ghosts of Key West” describes a place where the “sea, which is at the very edge of the Bermuda Triangle, is a telescope through which the right imagination can revisit but never fully understand our origins.” In Friday’s installment of Emily Badovinac’s novel, Deep Red, Chapter 15, Zoe explains to Victoria that Marlo is a potential threat. In “LIFT: A Safety Net in the Battle against Poverty,” Colette Fontenot detailes a non-profit organization that assists people in need with remarkable success and efficiency: “Working with advocates, other families, and neighbors, a support network is built to shape members’ confidence and bring to light the skills they already have to help manage difficult times.” In Eric Stephenson’s Sunday Another Story feature, “Nothing Left Unsaid,” two funerals lead Malcolm Watkins to realize that certain relationships need special attention in a transient world.

Best!
The USR Staff

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