HUMAN BEHAVIOR

Poppies.
Andy Powell / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/andypowe11

The Armistice ended what was called the Great War, or the War to End All Wars. The latter name didn’t stick. The war was eventually renamed World War I.

Outside the new Springfield, Massachusetts, casino and hotel.
Leon Nguyen / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is looking at the impact the new MGM Springfield casino is having on public safety.

Oliva Llano visits the food pantry.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Early on a Wednesday morning in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a line of people perused boxes of fresh apples and green beans, frozen meat, and bags of bagels and biscuits at the South Congregational Church Community Food Pantry.

Reclaiming The American Flag

Oct 12, 2018
Bruce Watson in his Montague Center attic.
Paul Franz / The Greenfield Recorder / recorder.com

Shortly after the Fourth of July, I began flying the American flag from my front porch. Ever since, a 3-by-5 foot flag has waved on my street in Montague, Massachusetts. 

Like It Or Not, Beer Says Something About Us

Oct 4, 2018
A beer sampler.
Quinn Dombrowski / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/quinndombrowski

I show my classes a picture of a bottle of Budweiser, and in the way they respond to it -- Budweiser, ugh! -- it strikes me that the landscape of American beer has changed a lot in the 20-odd years since I reached legal drinking age. 

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