Naro News & Views

Naro News & Views

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. Please feel free to comment on films or offer your own opinion on posted topics. Please note that comments are moderated for relevancy and civility.

 

 

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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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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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

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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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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