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Welcome to New Hughes! This is where our culture grows. I have heard it told that healthy gardens require robust soil fungi and microbes. The goal of New Hughes is to feed the fungi in our community to promote the… Continue Reading →

Apply Pressure for Change

The contrast between national and municipal governance has been striking in Minneapolis of late. Locally the City Council, Mayor, and Police Chief are moving, however glacially, toward more positive ways to reign in brutality by MPD. The Council rearranged the… Continue Reading →

Make It Real – MPD 150; Part 2

The October 4, 2018 Make It Real art exhibit and public discussion at New Rules in North Minneapolis featured D. A. Bullock, Devika Ghai, Roxanne O’Brien, and her daughter Oya. They spoke about imaging a police-free future and wove that… Continue Reading →

Make it Real – MPD 150; Part 1

October 4, 2018. New Rules. Make it Real. MPD 150. Art installation and panel discussion centered on the performance review of the first 150 years of the Minneapolis Police Department at New Rules in North MPLS. A panel of social… Continue Reading →

Stand with the Families

After a decade of making video and public access TV about national and global issues, I began to refocus my camera and commentary on local issues during the Occupation of the Fourth Precinct in 2015. The issue of extreme police… Continue Reading →

Wall of Forgotten Natives – A Stronghold

Wedged in the stronghold along the hi-way wall and Franklin Avenue a community has taken root in tents, blankets, rituals, and belief. The first day of November 2018 was bright and one of the last warm days in the heart… Continue Reading →

Occupy Write In – 2018

Astute readers will have noted that New Hughes has not been promoting our long-running Occupy Write In campaign as vociferously as in the recent past. Particularly 2016. For the most part this is because we have shifted focus away from… Continue Reading →

Inversion

Ah ha. I’ve had an insight while pondering how lenses work. You know, the kind that invert the image? What if by existing so long inside physical bodies, the people in my memories had forgotten that they were light? You… Continue Reading →

An Atheist Discovers the Power of Prayer

I will be crystal clear. I think that Whiny Don Trump is a physical manifestation of our collective unconscious; an emanation from our cultural shadow. More precisely, the dominant archetypes populating his personal unconscious strongly resonate with the dominate archetypes… Continue Reading →

Mothers of the Murdered

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the most popular annual events in this state. The Great Minnesota Get Together draws a record number of people from around the state and across the nation every year. It is good, expensive,… Continue Reading →

Dust Bowl

I feel like that guy in that book. The one that turned in a cockroach, but could have hallucinated the whole thing instead. You know that story, right? Is it possible to have memories of places and people that could… Continue Reading →

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