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  • Call me farmboy (Login Required)

    Home is what you make it— and what you make it for other people. Different elements of your experience, the people in your home, and how you think about your space make it your home.

  • Editorial: The stewardship of ideas (Login Required)

    "Yes, it’s probably fair to say Carleton leans left, but doing so also blankets the campus in one beige color of sameness. I worry about those who feel they don’t fit into the beige blanket."

  • San Diego

    Touching down in “America’s Finest City” (Login Required)

    I know that this phrase signals home. I know the descent of planes into “America’s Finest City” by heart. I love San Diego so much that my fear of flying vanishes when I see the landmarks of the place I was born during the flight descent.

  • The minor grievances of home (Login Required)

    Eau Claire is a pretty typical Midwestern town. There isn’t much to do. There are a couple of rivers (floating on the Chippewa River is popular in the summer months), some decent restaurants, and a few movie theaters, including one of the ever-rarer nostalgia mines that is the drive-in theater.

  • A place at the top (Login Required)

    I hail from Edina, Minnesota: land of the cake eaters and home of the world’s first indoor shopping mall. I grew up in a Minnesotan paradise full of large houses, country clubs, fake tanned people, and Juicy Couture sweat suits.

  • New England mountains

    HIMYM (Login Required)

    Things That Complicate My Relationship With New England.

  • Climate change and the many faces of denial: A response on divestment (Login Required)

    I believe the Board’s response [to divestment] is part of a problem of mass denial, a failure in the consciousness of our society as a whole.

  • Letter to the Editor (Login Required)

    We live in a society of fear. We Americans, we Minnesotans, we Carls do live in fear of ourselves and our own thoughts.

  • This week's Editorial (Login Required)

    Yesterday I watched five bison go from living animals to flanks of meat ready to be cut and packaged for consumption.

  • We should have done it yesterday (Login Required)

    The simple arithmetic of the fossil fuel problem

  • Can Carleton really sidestep politics? (Login Required)

    They are ignoring the irony of “securing” Carleton’s future by profiting off a business plan that will destroy that very future.

  • Not merely symbolic: aligning deeds with values (Login Required)

    I believe that the most profound existential crisis the human species has ever faced --- global warming and climate change ---- is sufficient grounds for the change of course suggested by Mr. Weitz and the Board of Trustees.