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An ode to the southern man

Admittedly, I recently married one of the sons of the South, so call me foolish with newlywed dreams. On the other hand, I’ve traveled enough to know what a blessing it is to make eye contact and share a smile with strangers on the street, to feel safe enough to walk the streets of small-town America alone and to small talk with others in the grocery store line. While our corner of this country is far from perfect, some benefits of living in the South far outweigh the glitz and glamour offered by sparkly stranger-filled cities devoid of dear southern hospitality.

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Marimba Ani’s Yurugu

An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural through and behavior

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Welcome to Sharing Cultures 2009

Sharing Cultures 2009 is aimed experts and scholars interested in Cultural and Intangible Heritage. Now that the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Operational Directives have been approved by UNESCO, one of the the main goals of Sharing Cultures 2009 is to promote discussion on these relevant issues.

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A century-old tradition of soccer sprung from a mining town that belongs to history.

In old Beadling, the mine worked six days. Sunday mornings were for church. Sunday afternoons were given to sports. There were only two: baseball in the summer and soccer-serious soccer-the rest of the year. A hodgepodge of nationalities were divided by a half-dozen languages and cultures. Their common bond was a game.

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