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#243: Only A Mile And A Big World Separated Us

We’ve reached the middle of May, loyal readers! I’m happy to announce that I’m noticing more high-qua
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#243: Only A Mile And A Big World Separated Us
By Mark Isero • Issue #248 • View online
We’ve reached the middle of May, loyal readers! I’m happy to announce that I’m noticing more high-quality, non-pandemic articles lately, and today’s issue of The Highlighter includes four selections worthy of your time and attention.
Leading this week’s issue is “Only A Mile And A Big World Separated Us,” a big, well-written piece that I recommend highly. The second article, about an anti-gay woman and her gay son, is also excellent. Then take time for Tuba, in his first appearance since Issue #198, before diving into a pair of articles about Ahmaud Arbery and the differences in running when you’re Black vs. when you’re white. I hope you find the articles valuable and illuminating.
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Only A Mile And A Big World Separated Us
An Anti-Gay Crusader And Her Gay Son Were Making It Work. Then Came Trump.
Here is Tuba, regal as ever, enjoying some fresh air while safely maintaining his distance from his owner, loyal reader Sele. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Here is Tuba, regal as ever, enjoying some fresh air while safely maintaining his distance from his owner, loyal reader Sele. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
The Killing Of Ahmaud Arbery
This Trail Is Not Your Trail
+ Reader Annotations: Loyal reader Daniel liked last week’s lead article, “Full-Timing Families” and shared these thoughts:
I was particularly taken with the idea of “roadschooling.” But even so, I feel like the article presents a false binary: Either you are full-time on the road, or you are living in our usual “rat race.” I grew up in a family that valued home and time together more than those things were valued by most other families I know. And because my father was a teacher and had summers away from work, we took several multi-month cross-country road trips — all without leaving the permanence of home, school, and job. Being on the road for two months is much more than most people ever get. So I think that, rather than “either-or,” it may be possible to have “both-and.”
Thank you, Daniel, for reading the piece and reaching out with your connections. Loyal readers, if an article this week resonated with you, please hit reply and start a dialogue.
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