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Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Alamo Square

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Summer.  Alamo Square, San Francisco ____________________ Summer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think it’s a really divided country. I feel like everything is at extremes right now.  You have this hurt and anxiety and fear coming out of what recently [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way, Santa Rosa, Ca.

Tweet Santa Rosa, California Jennifer.  In junior college, majoring in global studies. _____________________ Jennifer, what’s your take on America right now? “My boyfriend’s mom’s friend is from Britain, and he’s been in the States for about 20 years, give or take, and I asked him recently, what is it about America that other countries find [...]

Traveling to a New America – Fremont, Ca. – People Along the Way

Tweet Fremont, California.  This is not the old white America of trim lawns and white-washed picket fences.  White America numbers only about a third of the population here.  Half of the population of this city of around 230,000, just north of San Jose, is Asian by roots – Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Pakistani, Japanese, [...]

Traveling to a New America – The Arts & A Truly Great America

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Ruth.  Artist.  Berkeley, California. _________________ Ruth, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think there are really a large number of people who are trying to do good.  I live in a bubble.  I live in Berkeley, so I know a lot [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Hanford, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Jennifer.  Hanford, California, a town of about 55,000, 35 miles south of Fresno. ___________________ Jennifer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I just think that society seems to be going in the wrong direction.  I think a lot of it has to [...]

Traveling to a New America – Stockton, California

Tweet Traveling through the countryside and farmland around Stockton, California, the landscape itself tells you something of the state of mind of a part of America. There are huge, isolated farms.  Part of the vast, San Joaquin farming Valley, extending from Bakersfield and Fresno in the south, up to the north and Stockton.  Living there, [...]

Traveling to a New America – Temescal, Oakland, People Along the Way

Tweet I was in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California today.  Temescal is a very diverse neighborhood, with people of different racial and economic backgrounds living side-by-side. I met a lovely young woman named Alana here. Alana, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s been a private and personal adjustment for me right [...]

Traveling to a New America – Rockridge, California/People Along the Way

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Maya John, age 18, Rockridge, California. _______________ Maya, what’s your take on America right now? “I think we’ve had a lot of change from technology, we had a black president for two terms, a lot of immigration, but still there’s a lot of inequality [...]

Hope. And A New Dream.

Tweet With the sudden ascendancy of Donald Trump and his allies to power, a shroud of darkness and uncertainty has descended upon many citizens of America. People of all stripes would like to believe something good might emerge out of this election, but their reservoirs of hope have dwindled mightily.  We are in a new [...]

Traveling to a New America – Pleasant Hill, California/People Along the Way

Tweet Yesterday I was in Pleasant Hill, California, talking to people, and I met a young woman named Teri. Teri, what’s your take on America right now? “I see people being kinder to each other, demonstrating kindness towards people who maybe have been marginalized in this whole election, and I’ve also seen people who voted [...]