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Tench’s Topics

Tench PhillipsThis space features current and recent articles and posts by Naro co-owner Tench Phillips. Tench is a regular columnist for Veer Magazine where he often expands on subjects he is passionate about: social justice, environmental protection, and peace. This page will feature both his Veer columns and additional articles. Here is an archive link to past articles by Tench.

 

 

In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts

I grew up middle class in Norfolk, and by all measures of a less material society back in the fifties and sixties, I grew up privileged. My father was a successful self-made businessman who benefited from a rising standard of living and a growing military presence in...

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Shining A Light On Dark Money

Shining A Light On Dark Money

At the time of the founding of the nation, political democracy in the U.S. was extremely limited. The root meaning of ‘democracy’ is rule by and for the people. But exactly who is included in the term ‘the people’? The founding fathers lived in an era when only white...

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Who Stands To Benefit From A Troncated Virginian-Pilot?

Who Stands To Benefit From A Troncated Virginian-Pilot?

“I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.” – Orson Welles in ‘Citizen Kane’ The golden days of newspaper publishing are long gone – the era that was celebrated in the classic 1941 film ‘Citizen Kane’ whose character played by Orson Welles was based on newspaper...

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Emily Dickinson in the 21st Century

Emily Dickinson in the 21st Century

Historical convention has painted the great American poet Emily Dickinson in the image of a modest, reclusive, old-fashioned spinster. But this characterization runs counter to the bold voice of her poems that defies categorization: "I'm Nobody," she states, "– who...

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The War On Public Education

The War On Public Education

I’m indebted to Norfolk public schools for having provided me with 12 years of a quality education along with the scores of caring and committed teachers. I didn’t always appreciate what my community did for me in my youth but many people worked in partnership with my...

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Earth Days of Future Passed

Earth Days of Future Passed

For many years now the Naro has shown environmental documentaries with a shared cautionary message – a warning that we are living in a new geological era brought upon ourselves by human activity. Climate disruption and global heating have changed the planet...

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Hollywood Awards Season Hoopla

“In Hollywood, no one knows anything.” – William Goldman Is Hollywood liberal? The majority opinion held by Americans is most decidedly yes. On the upside, the industry seems to promote diversity, inclusiveness, secular values, and human rights of all genders and...

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