James Sullivan

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Working Class Philosopher

I live in Texas. This constitutes a number of different conceptions of what, in general, the culture here is like. I’ve spoken to Canadians that were certain we still ride...

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Burmese Mexicans

Growing up in a rural state I was exposed to very little diversity. On top of that, I went to a Catholic high school so my early young adult years were about as homogenous as you...

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Grades are for meat and eggs, NOT CHILDREN!

My Cultural Confession. My name is Andy, I am a young European mutt living in the east coast of the United States, and I am an Unschooler. My parents were raised Catholic and...

grownups don’t exist

I was born in Leningrad, in the Soviet Union in 1985. Everybody were communists. We were Jews. We ‘ascended’ (that’s what you say in Hebrew) to Israel in 1990....

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Psst, I’m Secretly Swedish!

For a lot of Americans, our understanding of culture comes down to the holidays we celebrate. Friday was St. Patrick’s Day and with a name like Cate Fogarty it should come as no...

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Omni Culture

Culture binds and blinds – we say it often in the Mixed Mental Arts community. Growing up for the first part of my young adult life outside of Pittsburgh was idyllic. My mom...

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Where I’ve been…so far.

I was born and raised in a rich white suburb of Chicago. My parents (who would eventually come to make a great living for themselves down the line) were definitely not the...

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Snide British Quips

It’s not charisma. It’s emotional cowardice.

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Cultural software update

Was raised in a Christian home, but the Gospels having been written by different people about the same circumstances was really confusing to me at a young age. Of course, you...