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Meredith Ramsay

"“We cannot close our eyes to any form of racism or exclusion, while pretending to defend the sacredness of every human life.”"
       -- Pope Francis

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Meredith Ramsay is a political science professor, now retired from UMassBoston, where she also served as Associate Dean of the Liberal Arts Faculty. She is a writer, musician, gardener, and amateur photographer. Her latest book is Community, Culture, and Economic Development: Continuity and Change in Two Small Southern Towns, published in 2013 by SUNY Press. It is a follow up to her earlier community study published by SUNY in 1996. Her articles have appeared in various books and scholarly journals. Occasionally she also writes metrical poetry, a skill that she ascribes to her training as a musician and her love of words. She has recently taken up practicing her instrument again, and hopes eventually to regain enough proficiency to play chamber music.

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hitting the gutter?, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
Have We Hit Bottom Yet? We must not continue to delude ourselves that our country enjoyed a vibrant democracy until it was blindsided by the election of Donald J. Trump and the emergence of Covid-19. Once the pandemic peters out and the Great Serpent slithers away, we will not return to the status quo. our democracy had already transmogrified into a lawless military-industrial-surveillance state long before our present travails.
Series: A Journey onto Unfamiliar Ground (3 Articles, 4119 views)
g a i a, From InText
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 13, 2020
Gaia's Mad as Hell I am stunned by the several crises engulfing us.It is not this tragedy or that horror that has left me feeling disoriented, but the unending stream of terrible news. Not finding a way forward within myself, I have ventured into unfamiliar territory in a search to find hope and meaning in these events that will allow me to start moving forward.This article represents the first part of my journey.
Series: A Journey onto Unfamiliar Ground (3 Articles, 4119 views)
American Bald Eagle, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 7, 2021
Beware the American Eagle High on President Biden's agenda is to repair the harm done to our international standing and restore America's role as leader of the free world. That sounds laudable. But is it the real goal? The article under discussion here should encourage those Americans now basking in post-Trump wishful thinking to think twice. The myths of "American Exceptionalism" and "The Indispensable Nation" have long been held sacrosanct by
8-7-16-Statue-of-Liberty-XT2-6 100-copy-small, From WikimediaPhotos
(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Is Liberty Still Standing? This is a historical narrative poem written over a ten year period spanning the presidencies of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
John Collier, Priestess of Delphi (S. Australia), From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 26, 2020
Crucial Questions; Part 3 I started this project with many questions about how to find meaning in life while faced with dark and disorienting circumstances. I believed that if I ventured far enough outside of my normal purview, I would find some reliable guidance. The journey has been fascinating and the outcome unexpected. This article shares what I learned.
Series: A Journey onto Unfamiliar Ground (3 Articles, 4119 views)
winter tree, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 20, 2020
Winter Trees I wrote this poem for my niece soon after her mother died, and it seemed to give her comfort. I offer it here to anyone who might find consolation in nature, as I do, during this time of universal grief.