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Maybe We Can (and Should) Go Home Again

Lindsay Henry | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

I didn't know my hometown was a small town. Not until college, anyway. That's where I realized not everyone gets stuck behind turbines and farm equipment on their dirt road. Not all people hear cows mooing at night.

A Strange Journey Into A Near-Deserted Secondhand Store

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Weird News
Annabel Osberg

On the fringes of the boarded-up hinterlands of a former industrial section of a small Missouri town stands a building, decrepit yet painted a shade of purple so striking that it seems phantasmal against its drab backdrop of deadened grays and tans.

25 Signs You Grew Up in a Small Town

Emily Counts | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Emily Counts

Growing up in a small town is something the city kids (like my husband) will just never understand. If you also grew up in a small town, than you will be able to relate to this list.

5 Reasons You're Spoiled by Your Small Town Childhood

Nicole Patterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Nicole Patterson

Being home always reminds me why I'm so spoiled to grow up in a small town. Now, before you freak out and get mad that I'm dissing small town life, it's not what you think it is. I promise.

Renisha McBride: Knocking While Black

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Khanh Ho

I'm not black. I'm Asian American. But late at night, in a certain slant of light, I'm just a spook, a boogey man, a creep. I could see how a wary homeowner in hunting country could over-react to a stranger at the door.

Lessons from Mokelumne Hill

In the Gold Country | Posted 11.06.2013 | GPS for the Soul
In the Gold Country

For 16 of the last 24 years, I have rented in Los Angeles, most recently paying $2650 for a sweet little house in Pasadena. In one day, a letter from ...

F**k You, Lady! Why This World Is Going To Hell In A Handbasket

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

A few weeks ago, I saw a young boy riding his bike in the street at a busy intersection. When he rode slowly by, I said, 'Excuse me, young man -- be careful, this is a busy intersection; maybe you should ride on the sidewalk.' He was no bigger than a third grader -- how he responded was quite disturbing to say the least.

30th High School Reunion: Why Return to a Place Once Dreaded?

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Linda K. Wertheimer

Yes, some of my memories of high school are painful. Memories may not change, but perspective does.

What Married Life Is Like In A Small Town

Sandy Malone | Posted 09.23.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Marriage is NOT the same no matter where you live. For example, we haven't had a good old-fashioned, knock-down, drag-out screaming match in I don't know how long.

Community Newspapers: Relegated to the Scrap Heap of History?

Randy Turner | Posted 08.20.2012 | Media
Randy Turner

Newspapers no longer need publishers, copy editors, designers, production managers or advertising salespeople to be stationed at the newspaper. They can do their job from anywhere. You can even set up automated answering services so you don't have to deal with an actual customer.

The Unexpected Pastor

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

It sounds cliche to say that being a pastor is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it's true. And yet, I can't imagine doing anything else.

How To Deal With College 'Culture Shock'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly one of the biggest you'll make throughout your life. Some of those ch...

PHOTOS: America's 9 Most Bizarre Destinations

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Books

By Zachary Collinger for Bookish: Residents of a small Austrian town are looking for a new identity: Their mountain village’s unfortunate name ha...

No One Bothers To Run In Small Town's Election

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Weird News

TAR HEEL, N.C. -- The races for mayor and three commission seats are wide open in the small North Carolina town of Tar Heel – because no one bot...

The Real Food Stories Of Lucan, Minnesota

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.07.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

This episode tells the story of several different farmers in and around Lucan, MN. Located 150 miles south-west of the Twin Cities, you would never t...

Letter to Durango

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

To those who believe that all people are created with the unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, we have an obligation to ensure that such rights are realized.

What's Marriage got to do with it? (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

Until Proposition 8 and all the other laws that limit marriage to opposite-sex couples are repealed, LGBT people will not be full people in the eyes of the law or of society.

Have We Lost Our Common Sense?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Corbin, Kentucky's Bob Terrell is a man rooted in small-town wisdom.

America's Post-Fast Food Era and Europe's Old-Skoolers

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

My Belgian friend, Veerle, asked in an e-mail last week, "Don't you think America is preparing for a post-fastfood period, whereas Europe is slowly entering the fastfood period?"

President Obama's Entrepreneurial Mindset

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.

Evening Buzz: Small Town, Big Change

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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James Young poses with one of his young supporters after winning this week's election. Maureen Miller AC360° Writer It’s...

The Plumber's Son

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

My dad was a plumber. My dad was a Republican. And if my dad were alive today, he would never vote for John McCain. My father would respect McCain's ...

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.