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Peace Truck

Cat Stevens used to sing about a peace train. Well here’s a peace truck.

We loved Emily Wax‘s Washington Post article about an Egyptian American man, Moustafa Soliman, who is spreading a message about the possibility of peace between Arabs and Jews by operating a food truck in DC. This isn’t just a food truck with a cutesy logo or wishful thinking on wheels.

It’s a food truck that serves kosher food from one window and halal offerings from another.

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Giving Myself Gifts

‘Tis the season to buy stuff for me. Is that how it goes?

Apparently that’s the trend. This is a multi-faceted cultural shift, according to a Washington Post article by Michelle Boorstein entitled Americans increasingly stuff holiday stockings with gifts for themselves.

Of course when the country is in an economic recession or downturn, people defer purchases and then — naturally — make them when items are on sale. Black Friday is the kick-off for the holiday buying season,

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Lord have mercy… why NOT dance?

Tonight SPACIOUS is hosting a dance event. We’re excited about it.  We’re equally excited with you if you are NOT coming because your ideal night is reading a book alone at home or practicing mental math or working at your job which you love. Seriously. There’s nothing magical about dancing.

But then again, why NOT dance?

Emily Wax wrote another article featuring SPACIOUS in The Washington Post. We are grateful for her shout-out and proud of what we’re doing.  

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Washington Post features SPACIOUS

Emily Wax of the Washington Post has more or less written my blogpost for me today. Because how can I improve on her story about SPACIOUS and other cool organizations that are advocating and facilitating play!?

Here’s the story, which graced the cover of the STYLE section in the print version of the Post.

We’re definitely about recess. Add to that a desire that people are known deeply, that we banish “us and them”

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The Clues Were There

If I’d met you when you were three, what would I have been able to predict about your future loves and passions? Because the clues were likely there.

I’m a big believer that we are most ourselves in elementary school and the young years, and that, sadly, we then often go off in directions of people pleasing, familial expectations, and “shoulds” and thus move away from what we were made to do.

My own theology includes the idea that we were each prepared with good works to do,

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Racism, Gentrification and Sleepovers

Probably the biggest thrill in leading SPACIOUS has been the fun, collaborative interaction with so many people, many of whom I didn’t know six months or even one month ago. I’m learning a lot from other people as our enterprise gains momentum as any good movement, by definition, does.

One new friend, Kerry, tweeted a couple of thoughts last week, making a connection that got me excited, and I’m simply taking the two things she juxtaposed and saying more about that intersection.

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Size does matter; should it?

Get a look at the size of that guy’s… TV screen. Really?  That’s the new realm of bragging rights, shame and envy?

Jura Koncius of The Washington Post wrote a piece on January 26. I’ve not been able to find it online but the print version has sat on my desk for a month needling me and pissing me off.

Harris Interactive, a polling service, conducted a poll on behalf of Sony Electronics (so consider the bias),

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