The US Represented Weekly Update

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Hello USR members and guests,

We hope all’s well with you, and thanks for being here. In our weekly Perspective for Hire column, Lindsay Deen interviews Brother Rob, “one of the mentors who joined the Move Mountains project, a month-long project in San Luis, Colorado designed to empower and excite the youth about their own community and get them involved in being part of their locality.” Eric Stephenson’s “Ten Reasons Why Certain Cities Thrive” defines the characteristics of successful urban communities. Wednesday’s Cadence features DeLyn Martineau’s “In Sand and Ashes,” a poem that reflects on the loss of a friend who passed away far too early. “My Water Poem” by Ayala captures the essence of the Earth’s most precious and beautiful resource. “Fishin'” describes what can happen when you cast yourself into someone’s glittering net. In our weekly installment of Emily Badovinac’s novel, Deep Red, Chapter Nineteen, Volume I, Chapter I, Marlo is tortured for insight about her nature. In his Saturday Post Radical column, Pete Howard discusses the unethical targeting of teens and pre-teens in “Of Feet and Fame.” He points out that many commercials “are telling kids flat out that money matters most, and that friendships are founded on what you possess more than what you are made of.” In Eric Stephenson’s weekly short story feature Another Story, Harrison Parks redefines his notions of memory and the past in order to privilege the here and now in “A Record of the Present.”

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Best!
The USR Staff